Verboticism: Binsanitease

'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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Bossighed

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bos-sy-d

Sentence: Tom was feeling really bossighed when the managing director made an impromptu visit to the office, he was so busy talking profits that he missed the huge backlog sitting on the desk waiting for Tom to deal with.

Etymology: Boss(a person in charge of an employee or organization) ORIGIN Dutch Baas 'master'+ Sighed(to let out an audible breath expressing relief) = Bossighed

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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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