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'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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Ignoraphobic

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: ig/nor/a/fobic

Sentence: Due to all the papparazzi and bad press, Perez Hilton now and then becomes ignoraphobic, dodging all forms of communication no matter how juicy the tip, tidbit, rumor or photo. Believe it or not, sometimes even HE tires of the "spotlight."

Etymology: Ignore + Agoraphobic Ignoring, while staying in, due to becoming phobic.

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clever blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-17: 14:02:00

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Incallnito

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: ihn-kahl-NEE-toh

Sentence: Alex couldn't understand why his last date didn't return his 37 calls; little did he understand the power of going incallnito.

Etymology: incognito + call

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:17:00

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Absentiments

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ab-sin-ti-ments

Sentence: Clay's absentiments in training class didn't fool anyone. He often zones out at work and turns off in life all together.

Etymology: Absent-Not existent; lacking. Sentiment-The expression of delicate and sensitive feeling. Putting parts of both words together making "Absentiments."

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Love it, but already spent my votes... - Nosila, 2011-07-02: 19:50:00

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Shutninja

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: shətninjə

Sentence: Once Harry gets home from work he becomes a shutninja. Knocks on the door nor ringing of the phone will secure a response. If not for lights going on and off and seeing him leave and return from his job, his neighbors wouldn’t know that anybody lived in his house.

Etymology: shut-in (a person confined indoors, esp. as a result of physical or mental disability) + ninja (mercenaries of feudal Japan known for their ability to be invisible/hidden)

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Zombiehaviour

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: zom-bee-heyv-yer

Sentence: Everyone knew when Matt didn't finish his portion of the project because at team meetings he'd switch into zombiehaviour mode.

Etymology: zombie (as in stunned) + behaviour

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Dodgecluse

Created by: Osmosis

Pronunciation:

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Masquevade

Created by: tdhall56

Pronunciation: mask e vade

Sentence: Jim was broke, so all week he had to masquevade the bill collectors.

Etymology: masquerade (pretend) evade (avoid)

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MrDave2176 This word has a nice ring to it! - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:55:00

I like it,too! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:18:00

petaj who was that masked elusionist? - petaj, 2007-10-22: 03:39:00

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Comataz

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: ko-mah-taz

Sentence:

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Fakehooky

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪk ˈhʊki/

Sentence: Peering around the apparently empty classroom, the teacher first thought that it was Ditch Day, but soon he realized that the students were just faking hooky.

Etymology: from "play hooky" + "fake"

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Megon

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mē' - gŏn; (intr. v): mě'- gŏn - āte

Sentence: Al in the IT department, a noted megon, greets his coworkers with a vacuous stare whenever they approach him for help with the server.

Etymology: MEGO = acronym for "my eyes glaze over" + suffix -[a]n = relating to

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