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'I'll just wait here until you're free.'

DEFINITION: v. To hover near, or directly on top of, a person who is busy doing something else, in order to force them to immediately surrender their full attention. n. A person who invades other people's private spaces and uses the social discomfort to demand attention.

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Pestaside

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pest a syd

Sentence: Marilyn became a pestaside to Mortimer as he tried to do his work. She was jealous of his phone and computer.

Etymology: Pesticide (a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)& Aside (on side)

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Demandinistical

Created by: shellyb2009

Pronunciation: de/mand/in/ist/tic/cal

Sentence: This lady's spirit is to demandinistical for me to ignor her. I wish she would just leave me be.

Etymology:

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Embarrharass

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: em - bare - har - ass

Sentence: Mariah chose the worst times to embarrharass Charlie for attention. The last time she did this, he was on the phone with a prospective customer trying to close a sale. When Charlie was in these situations, Mariah knew that he was "trapped" and had to acknowledge her, even if it was in a negative way.

Etymology: embarrass (cause to feel self-conscious,to disrupt somebody's composure or comfort with acting publicly or freely; to disconcert), harass (annoy continually or chronically)

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COMMENTS:

Mariah is a tension getter! - Nosila, 2009-05-19: 18:12:00

Good one. - Mustang, 2009-05-20: 00:32:00

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Vextortionist

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /veks-STOR-shun-ist/

Sentence: Tonya was something of a noodge when she wanted something. She would employ various tactics to gain Karl's attention, hanging on him or blowing in his ear to distract or harass him, and he sometimes thought of her as a vextortionist. She'd often use those techniques during a great football game, or whenever he was working on something important. This weekend, he was trying to finish his taxes, and for some reason this put Tonya 'in the mood' for some quality-time, and she wanted him in the bedroom... NOW!

Etymology: Vex - to irritate; annoy; provoke (from Latin, vexare "to attack, harass, trouble") + Extortionist - one who obtains something from another by coercion or intimidation (from Latin, extorquere "wrench out, wrest away", from ex-"out" & -torquere "to twist")

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COMMENTS:

Cool, I got to use the word "noodge" in a sentence. - Tigger, 2008-04-11: 04:03:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:19:00

We all know some Tonyas...ignoring them is very Harding! Good word! - Nosila, 2008-04-11: 22:42:00

Love the word. It's great when you can use a pet word. At the moment my favourites are "Skyscrimble": To go off at a tangent; to fly into space. to make a wild flight from an untenable intellectual position. #2 Tardle: a tangle, anything that blocks or retards. I thinks it refers to vegetation, " tardle of trees" - but a tardle of words; tardle of traffic also sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:45:00

You aim high, Bob. I just like a lot of Yiddish words — they're often fun to use, and to say, (e.g. schmuck, chutzpah, kvetch). - Tigger, 2008-04-12: 11:51:00

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Omnianneuros

Created by: moontopia

Pronunciation: om-ni-on-nur-os

Sentence: The crazy mother omnianneurosed the poor child who was trying to do his homework on the labtop.

Etymology: omni-all an-on neur-nerve

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Clinger

Created by: jboileau97

Pronunciation: Cling-Er./

Sentence: that "woman" is a clinger.

Etymology: To Cling

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Trespassive

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trespasiv

Sentence: John has a problem. His boss, Mr. Wygam has become a psychic leach. He will hover around John's desk in a trespassive manner until he can interrupt whatever John is working on. Much like a mosquito buzzing in your ear, he is almost impossible to ignore. The encroachment is usually followed by a WYGAM ("when you get a minute") and then some nonsense that will cause grief for everybody in the office.

Etymology: trespass (enter the owner's land or property without permission) + passive (without active response or resistance)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl A psychic leach -- love it! - mrskellyscl, 2009-05-19: 06:43:00

I'll have to add WYGAM to my texting - wayoffcenter, 2009-05-19: 09:18:00

WYGAM is here to stay, thanks! And I like the idea of psycholeechists (psyCHOLeechists) :P - dochanne, 2009-05-20: 23:36:00

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Hovertend

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: huv-er-tend

Sentence: Interaction between members of the Johnson household was sparse. Spencer, who was 6 years old, usually would be off playing with his toys or running around outside with his friends, but whenever his mother or father reached for the phone, like a sixth sense, he would somehow migrate to the area and begin to hovertend until his parents would get fed up and yell at him to leave. Janet tried to get her husband to pay attention to her by hovertending in front of the football game on TV topless while he moved from side to side to see better. Even Noodles the cat would get into the act. Noodles would usually hide or be out of the way of anyone, unless it wanted food. In that case, if would plop down right in front of the TV set or on top of the newspaper while you were reading it until you fed it.

Etymology: hover, to keep lingering about; wait near at hand + tend, To apply one's attention

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Invabus

Created by: carliejansen

Pronunciation: in-va-bus

Sentence: I was just trying to finish my project due for school the next day when my sister came in and invabused me.

Etymology: In-in, into, upon, on, at, among

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Imperatwit

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: im/pare/uh/twit

Sentence: On the office behavior continuum, Jocelyn's behavior surpassed "high maintenance cling-on" and settled somewhere around "imperatwit".

Etymology: imperative + twit (v: to taunt or tease; n: a fool)

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COMMENTS:

I bet she has a high giggley voice too - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-11: 13:13:00

Sounds good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-12: 02:51:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 00:40:00
My verboticism have been updated? Hmm. I think this calls for a grammarauder.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-11: 08:01:00
Hey stache, thanks for your gentle grammaraudity. I has fixed the offending word. And by the way, if you notice any other stupid errors -- I mean miscommunications -- let me know and I will fix them. ~ James

stache - 2008-04-11: 17:45:00
you'se welcome.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-19: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-17: 00:15:00
Today's definition was suggested by shoeshineboy. Thank you shoeshineboy. ~ James