Verboticism: Allayoffment

'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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Allayoffment

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: a/lay/off/ment

Sentence: A wave of allayoffment passed over him as he narrowly escaped being asked to produce last week's revenue figures.

Etymology: allayment (relief) + lay off (as in being fired)

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Repentafacebookaphobia

Created by: couv78

Pronunciation: Repent-ah-facebook-ah-phobia

Sentence: Evrytime Mr. H comes by my desk its a mad dash to shut down my internet explorer. I think I have repentafacebookaphobia...but it passes.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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Dreadnuffmest

Created by: Alicia

Pronunciation: dred/ nuff/ mest

Sentence: as bill sat at his desk with all the unfinished paper work crowding around him, he started to feel dreadnuffmest because he knew at any time his boss would arive back.

Etymology: from the word dread: nuff as in he knows that his boss will of had enough (e"nuff") of him.... and mest as in his life messed (mest) up.

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Stressurerush

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: stresh/er/rush

Sentence: When the boss is on a rampage looking to yell and dump on someone and Jenny's desk is backlogged and piled high, she goes into a stressurerush when he storms past.

Etymology: STRESSURERUSH - noun - from - STRESS + PRESSURE + RUSH

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx STRESSURERUSH...the hidden killer. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-04: 06:39:00

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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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Exectrication

sanssouci

Created by: sanssouci

Pronunciation: Eg Sec Trick Aysion

Sentence: "I experienced a moment of pure exectrication as my boss walked past my desk without noticing the serious lack of work I had done all day, I really must conceal the piles of overflowing documents that need filing just in case I get busted."

Etymology: Exec, The boss. Extrication, To free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.

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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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