Verboticism: Respiteful

'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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Dawdleangst

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: DAH - dl - angst

Sentence: Having frittered away much of the afternoon on the assumption that his boss was away for the day, Bernard suffered a sudden and severe attack of dawdleangst when his boss walked by and saw the mounds of unfinished paperwork on the desk.

Etymology: Blend of 'dawdle' (to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter) and 'angst' (a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx DAWDLEANGST is best cured by a "donut run"... - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:44:00

Better still, a coffee! - Wordotwist, 2008-08-05: 10:51:00

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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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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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Bigwigjig

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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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Circleshirk

Created by: kendriveset

Pronunciation: cir-cle-sherk

Sentence: Debbie liked to circleshirk whenever her supervisor, Bob, tried to micro-manage. Sometimes it even made the boring day at work kind of exciting, yet fearful.

Etymology: circle + shirk: to hide amidst the piles of work to avoid work/the boss.

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cute - Nosila, 2010-01-05: 18:47:00

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Bloss

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: blawss

Sentence: Julie felt a huge sense of bloss after her manager rounded the corner without spotting her behind the unfinished weekly Sales Reports.

Etymology: bliss + loss + bless

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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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Sloozing

Created by: hatman003

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Sentence: Good sloozing when the boss went past

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Binsanitease

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: bin-san-uh-teez

Sentence: Julie felt a moment of binsanitease when her boss walked past the huge stack of papers in her in box, but she knew it was just a matter of time before her coat rack cloaking device failed and she'd be the object of his anger.

Etymology: bin, insanity, tease

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COMMENTS:

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-11: 13:20:00

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Hypermyspactivity

Created by: administraitor

Pronunciation: hai-per-mai-spac-ti-vi-ti

Sentence: Realizing that he'd spent an entire morning on the Internet, George experienced a flood of hypermyspactivity when he noticed his boss contemplating his remaining workload

Etymology: hyperactivity + "My Space"

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