Verboticism: Avacant

'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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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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Glistant

Created by: mayblossom

Pronunciation: glist-ant

Sentence: "oh look, Marks gone all Glistant again!

Etymology: glare+distant.

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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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Zombievade

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbēvād

Sentence: George could zombievade almost any situation. His blank stare and lack of reaction made approach nearly impossible. The few who tried to elicit human interaction were rebuffed by active indifference. Deep inside they knew that George really wanted to eat their brains.

Etymology: Zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + evade (escape or avoid, esp. by cleverness or trickery)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Gotta love those zombies! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:36:00

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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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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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Recladude

Created by: svnfsvn

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Sentence: the recladude hid in the mens room till the meeting was over

Etymology: reclusive dude

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Availabhor

Created by: verbony

Pronunciation: avail-ab-whore

Sentence: "you've got mail" or the latest ringtones really brings out the availabhor in me

Etymology: available+abhor

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Flakavoid

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation:

Sentence: God! He's such a flakevoid when it comes to introductions!

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Homeevashun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: hohmi-vey-shun

Sentence: Whenever a topic comes up at a staff meeting that he knows little about and can't talk about for four hours, Bob goes into his homeevadshun mode shutting out everything and everyone.

Etymology: HOMEEVADSHUN - play on HOME INVASION

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