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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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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


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


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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: eye/wall

Sentence: His eye contact was perfect and sincere and his responses empathetic and kind, but his memory was going into shut down mode. He was a master at the ability to eyewall his colleagues.

Etymology: eye + eye ball + fire wall


great word - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-27: 09:12:00

perfect word, in fact - I love it! - w5lf9s, 2007-02-27: 11:26:00


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Created by: paintergrl1313


Sentence: I must use my pretendhelp abilties to get rid of my co-worker.

Etymology: pretend-to-help

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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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Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: diss-membur

Sentence: When Sue came back from vacation, she found that Wendy had dissmembered to stop the production of Christmas cookies. Now she had to find a way to turn Santa Clauses into Leprechauns.

Etymology: diss (disrespect), disremember (to forget)


word isn't bad, sentence is brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2007-02-27: 06:05:00

petaj I have a clear image of someone chopping the arms and legs off gingerbread men. - petaj, 2007-02-27: 17:38:00


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Created by: euclid

Pronunciation: being-a-manager

Sentence: Jason just totally exhibited empathy and love for Tina, but he was just beingamanager.

Etymology: ...

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: simmm pat eye gow

Sentence: He was tres sympatigo, nodding sympathetically while reversing out the door

Etymology: sympatico, I go

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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: konn mahnn fid awnt

Sentence: He was a complete comnamfidant. They all ran to him with their deepest secret fears, mistaking his wide eyed look as one of surprise when in fact he had thyroid issues and ulterior motives.

Etymology: confidant, con man

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Created by: adbern

Pronunciation: ege-spunge

Sentence: However he always listen very carefully when you ask him something, he never do it. He's a egosponge.

Etymology: ego from egoist + sponge from his memory is like a sponge

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Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: FLUS-tuhr-duk

Sentence: Once more frustrated in her effort to get him to change the office mousetrap, Brenda stormed angrily from Dick's office. "That woethario has flusterducked me for the last time. Time to go over his head. I'm calling DADDY!"

Etymology: From the Flemish "Flustre Du" meaning to pee on the outhouse door in winter, causing it to freeze shut.


Big tip of the pen to purpleartichokes! - Alchemist, 2007-02-27: 08:32:00

What kind of culture needs a word for "freezing the outhouse door shut by peeing on it"? Interesting word... - Discoveria, 2007-02-27: 08:58:00

I thought Flustre Du was to pee on an electric fence. Thanks for clearing that up! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-27: 09:57:00

the Flemish have a peculiar sense of humor. you see, the act was performed to trap unsuspecting victims, or "flustrekels" INSIDE the outhouse. - Alchemist, 2007-02-27: 11:04:00

No doubt to try to turn them into flustcicles. Those naughty Flemish! - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-27: 12:13:00

I guess I'd be flustered-too if I was trapped in an outhouse by some bladder-emptying trickster. - Discoveria, 2007-02-27: 15:44:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-02-27: 00:01:41
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus.
Thank you erasmus! ~ James

erasmus erasmus - 2007-02-27: 11:23:00
Thanks James! shame I cant think of a word this time though, boo!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-09-19: 09:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by erasmus. Thank you erasmus. ~ James