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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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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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Shutninja

artr

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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Incryptshun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/krept/shun

Sentence: To his neighbours, Boris was a strange character and difficult to decipher, especially when he went into his incryptshun mode, shutting out all around him and hiding for days in his basement.

Etymology: in + crypt + shun

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Catatoniact

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /katətɒnɪəkt/

Sentence: Bob was catatoniacting the whole thing really hard. He was really trying to make his cataroniact believable...

Etymology: CATATONIACT. vb. n. From Catatonic stupor (severe psychiatric and medical condition characterized by a general absence of motor activity) + Act (A manifestation of intentional or unintentional insincerity; a pose)

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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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Snoozvoidance

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: snews-voy-dance

Sentence: Jerry usually begins his snoozvoidance ritual of getting drowsy right after dinner so he can get out of doing the dishes.

Etymology: snooze + avoidance

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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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Avoidiepeer

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: the pronunciation of this word is the words ' avoid ' the letter e and 'peer'

Sentence: Tom is such an avoidepeer !

Etymology:

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Stonify

Created by: Windyo

Pronunciation: stone-i-fy

Sentence: Everytime i see this guy, i stonify. I just don't want him to speak to me.

Etymology: to act like stone

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Truantics

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: tru ant iks

Sentence: When the meetings started, Bob commenced his truantics. He'd zone out and get that inner zen look upon his face, so that people would avoid asking him to participate and he would feel no responsibility in contributing or remembering anything. His boss wanted to shake him and ask him "Who are you and what have you done with the real Bob"?

Etymology: Truant (someone who shirks duty;absent without permission) & Antics (a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement;act as or like a clown;ludicrously odd)

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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