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'How did you get your boyfriend to stop scratching his nuts?'

DEFINITION: v. To prevent someone from participating in an undesired activity by engaging them in another activity which makes it impossible to do the first. n. Two things cannot be done at the same time.

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Occusly

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: OCCUpy+SLY

Sentence: To get him out of the house while the guests arrived for the surprise party, I occuslied him by begging him to walk with me to the store, and I made sure we took the long way.

Etymology: OCCUpy+SLY

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Haltitasking

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: hôltētasking

Sentence: Sharon can't stand it when her husband has nothing to do, defined as spending hours playing video games. To keep this from happening she makes sure to keep a full complement of haltitasking items on his honey-do list. Today he is cleaning the dental molding on all the furniture with a toothbrush.

Etymology: halt (bring or come to an abrupt stop) + multitasking (the simultaneous execution of more than one program or task)

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good word - Nosila, 2009-07-02: 13:20:00

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Distractitask

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: di-strakt-ih-task

Sentence: "Hey Jim, look over here! Pie!" Mary vigorously pointed to the counter where a freshly baked pie was waiting to be dished out, trying to think of a way to get him to stop playing pocket pool. Jim's eyebrows raised as he took his hands from out of his pockets to reach for a plate. Just then, Mary's best friend walked in. The distractitask was successful.

Etymology: distract + task

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COMMENTS:

a bit disdrastic but cunning - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-22: 13:36:00

This aint just "Pie in the Sky" stuff. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 18:58:00

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Distractivity

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: dis-trac-tiv-i-ty

Sentence: Jill learned to keep a distractivity in her purse for social situations with Jack. If he became bored, he would get into trouble. At her mother's dinner party she heard him start a lively conversation about the elections with Uncle Will. Quickly, she pulled a Game Boy out of her purse and sent him into the game room to wait for dinner.

Etymology: distract: divert attention + activity: an educational aid designed to stimulate learning through hands-on experience

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Engapability

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: Ehn-gape-uh-bill-it-ee

Sentence: Whispering in her boyfriend's ear Jill discreetly distracted him, from the flat screen T.V. being carried outside the restaurant window, rendering him engapable.

Etymology: engage/engagement, incapability

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Procedo

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: prow SEE due

Sentence: Sam’s parents accomplished the amazing! He made his bed, vacuumed the downstairs, took out the garbage - all before breakfast! The procedo was that he couldn’t eat until his chores were done.

Etymology: From PROCEDURE and DO - to do a set activity before another activity.

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A perfect placebo - Nosila, 2009-07-02: 13:20:00

- of course I would never give out a real procedo like this! - splendiction, 2009-07-04: 21:23:00

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Sublimatention

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: sub-lim-a-ten-shen

Sentence: Karen used sublimatention successfully to redirect Ron's focus from a bad behavior to a good one. Now, instead of nose mining in public, he cleans his glasses.

Etymology: subliminal: below the threshold of conscious perception + sublimate: direct energy from a socially improper behavior to an acceptable one + mate: spouse + attention: concentrated focus of the mind

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Subterguile

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: SUB - ter - gile

Sentence: Wilhelmena employed a two pronged game of subterguile on her couch potato fiance, Rutherford, first distracting him with alluring smiles and suggestions and then offering other options to lure him away from another weeked of non stop on-line gaming with his buddies on his computer.

Etymology: Blend of 'subterfuge' (A deceptive stratagem or device) and 'guile' (deceitful cunning)

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Resequentiate

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - see - quen - chee - ate

Sentence: When Lenny's behavior went off-track, Mona decided to resequentiate him.

Etymology: re (again, repeat, change) sequential (one at a time), suffix "tiate" (as in initiate, substantiate)

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Vacilasectomy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: va/sil/ah/sec/tummy

Sentence: After his vacilasectomy Jim couldn't bear the thought of staying focussed on anything for more than a few seconds.

Etymology: vacillate + vasectomy

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COMMENTS:

Funny & nicely blended word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 08:18:00

One of those words that makes men cross their legs.. - Nosila, 2008-05-22: 20:43:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-02: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by the "Joy of Incompatible Behaviors". It's Amy Sutherland's secret weapon for dealing with people who have annoying habits which they can't seem to control. The secret is not to try to stop them, but rather get them on another track. See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-22: 01:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James