Verboticism: Avoiquest

'I'm surprised that no one else has picked up the ball.'

DEFINITION: v. To listen intently and sympathize with your colleagues when they request assistance, and then to simply, and completely, forget about it. n. The ability to sympathize with, yet ignore, requests for help.

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Sympalies

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sim-pa-lize

Sentence: Ied can always be counted on to sympalies with you when you're having trouble. He says he'll be happy to help you, but whenever you need him, he's nowhere to be found. Later he has one excuse after another for why he couldn't help.

Etymology: sympathize: to feel compassion for another's trouble + lies: a false statement told to pass for truth

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-09-18: 07:49:00

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Awtoobadno

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Aw-too-bad-no

Sentence: "Aww...I'm so sorry and I feel your pain Paula Pokealong, but dear I will not help you again with your work and it's an awtoobadno situation for you that you must handle it this time on your own."

Etymology: Aw;—used to express mild disappointment, gentle entreaty, or real or mock sympathy or sentiment. Too; to an excessive degree : excessively : to such a degree as to be regrettable. Bad; failing to reach an acceptable standard. NO!; not so —used to express negation, dissent, denial, or refusal.

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Sympolepsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: simp-o-lehp-see

Sentence: Though he was a good listener Mike's sympolepsy caused him to forget any request ever made of him by his co-workers.

Etymology: sympathy + epilepsy = sympolepsy

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Assignore

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: ass-ig-nore

Sentence: As he assignored Paula's plea of help, he was racking up a new record on Tetris!

Etymology: assist + ignore

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Compassionot

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kəmpashənät

Sentence: As much as Judy saw heads nodding as she explained her dilemma, when it came down to getting help, her coworkers are decidedly compassionot. What she later discovered was that upper management had replaced a number of her coworkers with life-sized bobbleheads.

Etymology: compassionate (feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others) + not (used to express the negative of other words)

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good one - galwaywegian, 2011-02-02: 09:53:00

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Sympathesia

Created by: mja188

Pronunciation: sym-pa-th-e-z-a

Sentence: It didn't matter how horrible the story Jim always seemed to suffer from sympathesia

Etymology: Sympathy and amensia

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Empathotomy

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: empa/thot/amy

Sentence: His unique skill in performing an empathotomy was known not only by his colleagues but also by his superiors.

Etymology: empathize + lobotomy

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Helpologize

Created by: Ahmad

Pronunciation: help-o-lo-gize

Sentence: Saba helpologize when i asked her to help me out in my assignment as she got to do something.

Etymology: help + apologize

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Compasshun

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kuhm-PAH-shuhn

Sentence: Once again Rick responded with typical compasshun to Sharon's request for assistance with her looming deadline, seeming to be caring and sympathetic yet never finding the time to actually come to her aid.

Etymology: Blend of 'compassion' ( a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering) and 'shun' (to keep away from (a place, person, object, etc.), from motives of dislike, caution, etc.; take pains to avoid)

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Compassiveness

Created by: ekath

Pronunciation: com-pass-iv-ness

Sentence: Her attitude and attention, which seemingly sincere, should not be misleading. Its all scheming compassiveness.

Etymology: from compassionate + passive

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