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'I think this is a game of hide and seek.'

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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Underachiefment

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: underachievement - just replace the v with a f

Sentence: Memo To: All Staff From: The chief On Thursday at 9.00am all staff whose in-tray is more than 20cm high, are required to attend a training course. "7 skills to put underachiefment behind you". Eligible staff who do not attend will be fired. This is your last chance. Have a nice day.

Etymology: under + a + chief + moment & underachievement

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COMMENTS:

i was wondering what under a chief meant! - galwaywegian, 2007-06-11: 05:49:00

Good word! - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 17:27:00

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Repsychment

Created by: geoamnesia

Pronunciation: rE + sI - k + ment

Sentence: The day was going quite well until Dan passed my desk, (did he notice the report that was due last week?) the rest of the day went by in a cloud of deep repsychment.

Etymology: A recurring psychological moment best known to proficient procrastinators.

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Hierarchothrill

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: HI rar ko THRILL

Sentence: Hierarchothrill was the order of the day, though their anarcho-ad-hoc often lacked the resources to entice anybody to fight for control. It would be a long time until another visionary of Jilo's calibur took hold of the reigns.

Etymology: Heirarcy + Thrill

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petaj They would know when another such visionary came along. Whosoever pulls this letter opener from this paper weight will be the one true king of the office -- the modern equivalent of excalibur. - petaj, 2007-06-11: 04:40:00

great sounding word - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 13:08:00

that would be an impressive feat indeed! most exalted would his triumphant rise be! and thanks, jabber. - jadenguy, 2007-06-11: 15:22:00

all hail the new king of human resources - HRthur and his good friend Outsourcealot - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 20:20:00

petaj It's good to know that shiftalry is not dead, but it's good riddance to Middieval Managers. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:46:00

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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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Heebiemanageebies

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈhibi-ˌmænəˈdʒibiz/

Sentence: The fact that my boss has yet to figure out that I'm still working on last November's TPS reports really gives me the heebie-manageebies.

Etymology: From heebie-jeebies + manager

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COMMENTS:

very cute! - rikboyee, 2007-06-11: 17:57:00

petaj Gives me the creeps just saying it out loud. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:48:00

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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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Fachsie

Created by: ohwtepph

Pronunciation: fuhk - sahy

Sentence: Anna let out a fachsie upon seeing that his boss was out to get not Anna, but her evil twin sister, Anne.

Etymology: fuck [interjection meaning surprise or dread] + sigh [relief]

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Quotasigher

Created by: guesser

Pronunciation: Quota - sigh - er

Sentence: Quotasighering leaves me feeling perplexed about my job security.

Etymology: Quota ( work load required ) + Sigh (murmur) + Cower ( dread )

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COMMENTS:

petaj And no doubt the quota's higher. - petaj, 2007-06-12: 07:40:00

good eye. - guesser, 2007-06-18: 13:55:00

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Dreadelief

Created by: happyhippy

Pronunciation: dread/el/ief

Sentence:

Etymology: dread - as in dreading something, relief- relived about something put them together to get the meaning or dreadelief

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Reslaxation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - slax - sa - shun

Sentence: Noreen felt a few moments of reslaxation when she became aware that she had again dodged her boss. He was about to talk to her about the reports that she should have had done that morning but one of the salespersons grabbed his arm and walked away talking with him.

Etymology: relaxation, slacks, lax

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Comments:

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