Verboticism: Dreadelief

'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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Werkschmerz

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: work + shmerz

Sentence: I always get a sense of werkschmerz whenever the boss notices all the work I haven't been doing.

Etymology: From the German, n.: "I just can't take all this damned paperwork any more."

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Slackenfreude

Created by: mweinfeld

Pronunciation: slack - en - frud

Sentence: Tom felt a perverse sense of slackenfreude at having missed his deadline yet again.

Etymology: slacken- to be lazy; and freude- joy

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Deskapism

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: desk ape isum

Sentence: the euphoria of deskapism evaporated when the vp's number lit up his intercom.

Etymology: desk, escapism

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COMMENTS:

Darn it, it's just too good. - Clayton, 2007-06-11: 22:18:00

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Exhaletothechief

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: eks hayl too the cheef

Sentence: Miriam worked for the President of their firm. Technically called an Executive Adminstrator, she soon learned that the title actually meant slave and dog's body to Mr. Stinkin' Lincoln. He did his MBA tour each day (Management By Annoyance) and harassed her and the other staff to work harder and faster. The irony was that he did not even know what Miriam did for him in a day. After his morning passover, she would exhaletothechief and get on with her real work. If only Mr. Lincoln knew how much energy and productivity was utilized by his staff in avoiding him and his daily tours and that they could get more done when he was not around.

Etymology: Exhale (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily) & The Chief (The Boss,a person who exercises control over workers) & play on "Hail to the Chief"(which is a march primarily associated with the President of the United States. Its playing accompanies the appearance of the President at many public appearances.)

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artr Very good! I especially enjoyed MBA. - artr, 2010-01-05: 04:30:00

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Spassmedic

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: spass/mee/dik

Sentence: His face contorted in a spassmedic grimace as his boss pounced on the cubicle beside him.

Etymology: spasmodic + pass me

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Squirmpile

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: SKWURM-pahyl

Sentence: As files began to stack higher and higher in Bob's in-tray, fellow workers realized that it was a clever ploy to avoid the boss's glare and hide his own squirmpile.

Etymology: SQUIRM: to feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc & PILE: an assemblage of things laid or lying one upon the other: a pile of papers.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx SQUIRMPILE...disturbingly vivid image. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:40:00

Is that also what you get from cold office chairs and too many donut runs? - pungineer, 2008-08-04: 09:18:00

Good word...I think most people have squirmpiles at work! - Nosila, 2008-08-04: 17:48:00

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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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Dodgework

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: dawdge-work

Sentence: Cybil had lots of dodgework last week ever since the new guy Chip came to the team. He was so dreamy.

Etymology: dodge + work

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Ansighety

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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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Relidread

Created by: Zer22

Pronunciation: Rel-eh-dread

Sentence: I had a relidread feeling as I was not caught for having a lot of work to do.

Etymology: Relief + Dread

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