Verboticism: Blork

'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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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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Relagony

Created by: Wordotwist

Pronunciation: Rel agony

Sentence: Unemployed for the last three months,Mariam was left in a state of relagony when the power company accepted her application for a job - but told her that the appointment letter would be issued in a month or two.

Etymology: A combination of the words relief ,lagging and agony.In the sense of relief followed by lingering agony

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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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Sloozing

Created by: hatman003

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Good sloozing when the boss went past

Etymology:

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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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Euphonya

Created by: rephil

Pronunciation: yoo-FO-nee-ah

Sentence: The sense of euphonya enveloped me like a fog, as Katherine stopped at Matt's desk, rather than mine, to ask how the weekly report was coming.

Etymology: eu - beauty (Greek) phony - false, after "euphoria" -- i.e., a false sense of beauty or relief.

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Demployment

CharlieB

Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: dem-ploy-ment

Sentence: Neil's fixed stare at his computer screen had fooled his boss once again. He chuckled under his breath at this successful demployment strategy.

Etymology: employment (work, occupation) + deployment (to act strategically, particularly in battle)

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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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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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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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