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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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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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Absillusive

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: Ab + zee +lusive

Sentence: His absillusive demeanour in the face of his wife's tirades seemed to enrage her further.

Etymology: absence + illusion

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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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Avacant

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Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: Ah-vay-can-t

Sentence: His avacant expression succeeded in avoiding all questions.

Etymology: Avoid and vacant

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Miraginist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: meer/ah/jin/ist

Sentence: He was such a skilled miraginist that no one ever knew if he was there or not

Etymology: mirage

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

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Astersole

Created by: NeuroGlyph

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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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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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Fauxvert

Created by: MadTripper

Pronunciation: foh-vurt

Sentence: My father would always become a fauxvert on Halloween night by shutting the lights off in the house and refusing to answer the door.

Etymology: Faux Avert

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

Osmosis - 2007-10-21: 23:15:00
Perhaps "denysolation" would be better for this definition and sentence.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-16: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James