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DEFINITION: n. A momentary feeling of relief mixed with lingering dread, which occurs when your boss marches past the piles of unfinished work on your desk. v. To sigh with relief after your boss marches past your desk

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and my desk is backlogged and piled high, I go into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: stress + pressure + rush

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Slackawin

Created by: unreal5

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Sentence: Totally slackawinned my boss. He never knew a thing!

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Respiteful

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re spyte full

Sentence: Lolly had a momentary feeling of being respiteful when her boss stormed past her desk, piled high with incomplete work. He ranted but did not look at her direction. This relief did not last long, as the boss had not had his glasses on. Once he donned them, he noticed Lolly's desk and bolted straight for it. Luckily, she had snuck off for her lunch break just in time. And also luckily, he had a very short attention span.

Etymology: Respite (the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment;a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort) & Spiteful (the quality of threatening evil)

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Exectrication

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Eg Sec Trick Aysion

Sentence: "I experienced a moment of pure exectrication as my boss walked past my desk without noticing the serious lack of work I had done all day, I really must conceal the piles of overflowing documents that need filing just in case I get busted."

Etymology: Exec, The boss. Extrication, To free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.

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Intraypidation

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: in-tray-pid-ay-shun

Sentence: whenever i became too overwhelmed with intraypidation i would head to the kitchen for a bit of subterfridge

Etymology: in tray, intrepid, trepidation

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COMMENTS:

well deskribed - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:17:00

I like. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 07:14:00

I have to vote for this one because of the excellent usage of subterfridge - porsche, 2007-06-11: 13:05:00

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Bigwigjig

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bigwigjig

Sentence: Mary’s bigwigjig was short-lived as the company ”suits” passed by her desk without so much as a glance. She got all the attention she could stand later when her supervisor passed along the corporate concerns over productivity.

Etymology: bigwig (an important person)+ jig (a lively dance with leaping movements)

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COMMENTS:

CharlieB :-D - CharlieB, 2011-05-16: 06:47:00

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Perplexfiles

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pur plecks fyles

Sentence: Suzy had that perplexfiles feeling again. What to hide away, what to look busy doing and what to let her boss see her working on. Her boss, Alvin, was on one of his rampages again. It was his idea of motivating and supervising his staff, he thought. He'd roam through the office, looking for flaws and then act all dramatic about what he found. Most of the staff kept out of his way when he went on these rants...bathroom breaks, lunch at 10:00 am or going to that doctor's appointment. Alvin was such a diva, like he was the one upon whom all productivity depended. Luckily for Suzy and staff, he only did it when he was sober, so it did not happen very often!

Etymology: perplex (bewildering, mystery,complcated) & files (a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together) & for rhyming X Files (The truth is out there...I want to believe...)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The grunts are gruntled. Good worl, Nosila! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:38:00

It must be a case for Moldy & Scolder! - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:22:00

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Loproductingle

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: lo-PROD-uct-EEN-gull

Sentence: Sensing an evil presence nearby, Casper threw a spreadsheet over his Minesweeper game just in time to see the Library Director sweep past like the grim fog from a defiled graveyard. Slowly, a LOPRODUCTINGLE spread over him as every cell in his database quivered like a child caught in a lie. "I hope you're working on those usage reports." Pat said with a pseudofriendly voice that belied the hateful look in her cold grey administrative eye. "OH YEAH !" He stammered, only to regret his lack of a more creative reply. Casper's eyes never wandered from the monitor until she floated wraith-like into her office. Relieved that the moment had passed, he began to relax, but the LOPRODUCTINGLE returned like the rising tide of fear he felt in his coffee-filled bladder. An out-of-body sensation stupefied his mind as he catalogued all the woes this encounter could bring to his pleasantly mundane life. He minimized the screen which mocked his defiance and resumed play in the minefield of academic employment...

Etymology: LOw+PRODUCTivity+tINGLE=LOPRODUCTINGLE low: relatively small BS output.... productivity: a measure of useful work....tingle: to feel a ringing, stinging, prickling, or thrilling sensation

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metrohumanx The above incident is a product of fiction and bears no resemblance to any persons, living or undead. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:33:00

metrohumanx http://www.ifla.org/I/humour/humour.htm - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:34:00

metrohumanx Live it or live WITH it! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:35:00

metrohumanx WOW! Verbotomists get up pretty early ! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Loproductingle...I thought it was a stroke (of genius!) - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:52:00

Some of us verbotimists go to bed late...depends on your time zone! - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 23:39:00

Sounds like a jingle! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:56:00

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Ansighety

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: an-sigh-e-ty

Sentence: Tish worked in a perpetual state of ansighety. Her boss would periodically come storming around the room trying to make sure his people were working hard, but she was trying to get through the day hardly working. The minute he went back into his office she exhaled, pulled her Blackberry out of her pocket and resumed twittering.

Etymology: anxiety: state of uneasiness and apprehension + sigh: audible sound of relief

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Wozzle

Created by: Brodobaggins

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-11: 01:33:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. It is also inspired by Timothy Johnson's book "GUST" where he advises that the first thing you have to realize about office politics is that it's a game. Thank you Cohenarie and Timothy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-01-05: 00:07:00
Today's definition was suggested by cohenarie. Thank you cohenarie. ~ James