Verboticism: Catatoniact

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

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Inexcessible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ex ses a bill

Sentence: Charlie thought The Stones were great and wore his earphones playing their hits all the time. It meant he did not hear the cries of his staff to get away from the bucket falling from the open door. When he fainted in the doorway, it was rendered inexcessible to the average man.

Etymology: Inacessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all not capable of being obtained

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Communicocoon

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: k'-mu-ni-K'-koon

Sentence: From time to time Bob felt the need to flee to his "cave" to escape 21st century electronoia. He would communicocoon himself, putting invasive emailers, delhi-diallers and, even, tele-friends in quarantronica. He was a electroglodyte. Roxie accepted Bob's strange state of mind; for, she thought, she had heard someone say that men are from Mars. Maybe, Bob was!

Etymology: Verb - blend of "communi"cate & cocoon: to retreat from unfriendly environment. Noun - blend of "electro"nic & troglodyte: one who lives in solitude (cavedweller).

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COMMENTS:

Such a long word with "i" as the only ascender or descender makes my eyes glaze. Good word, though. - ErWenn, 2007-10-19: 09:46:00

does he emerge as a butterfly? - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

Yes, he does, as a 'social butterfly!' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:20:00

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Avoidist

Created by: usareddy

Pronunciation: Avoid-ist

Sentence:

Etymology:

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Fauconscious

Created by: steviesteveo

Pronunciation: Faux-conscious

Sentence: As the meeting got underway Bob settled into a comfortably fauconscious state of mind.

Etymology: From French "faux" - false and Latin "conscius" - aware

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Disignor

Created by: austix

Pronunciation: dis-ig-nor

Sentence: Bob tends to disignor any calls from numbers he does not recognize

Etymology: Use of dis as in slang--disresect. Ignor a variation on ignore

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Avoidunce

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: A-void-unce

Sentence: The avoidunce only answered the doorbell when the pizza delivery boy arrived.

Etymology: Avoid + dunce

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Technotian

Created by: Domhain

Pronunciation: Tech-no-shun

Sentence: You must learn the way of the technotian if you are to advance in to a managerial role within this IT department.

Etymology: Reality.

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Comavoid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-ma-void

Sentence: Randy is quite skilled at dodging interactions with his co-workers. He can comavoid just about any effort to elicit a response. The only known method to break this trance-like concentration is to drop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on his desk.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuli) + avoid (to keep away from; keep clear of; shun)

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Comapose

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Co-ma-po-z

Sentence: Whenever Colin entered a meeting he would suddenly go into a comapose to avoid any awkward questions that may come his way. The meeting would carry on regardless as everyone knew that Colin would not make a full recovery until the meeting was over.

Etymology: Coma(a state of deep unconsciousness) ORIGIN Greek Koma 'deep sleep' + Pose(assume a particular position, pretend to be) = Comapose

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:29:00

metrohumanx Stunning def! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:29:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-17: 14:03:00

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Aloofitis

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: ah-lew-phy-tiss

Sentence: Grade 8 student James Hooligan frequently displayed a severe facial state of aloofitis to abstain from being picked by the teacher in class to come up and solve the math problem. His aloofitis tactics however never seemed to work in preventing him from being picked upon by the alert teacher.

Etymology: aloof + itis

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