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Avoidiepeer

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: the pronunciation of this word is the words ' avoid ' the letter e and 'peer'

Sentence: Tom is such an avoidepeer !

Etymology:

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Hiddentation

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: hid-den-TA-shun

Sentence: Kyle was hiddentating in the third floor conference room. He was answering emails and doing his work but his hiddentat here prevented others from coming to see him in his office and interrupting his "flow".

Etymology: hidden + habitat

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 I used to have a supervisor who used to do this very thing. He'd only respond to email while he was hiddentating on a conference room on an unused floor so that he would not be interrupted doing his work. - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:54:00

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:14:00

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Hollowgraham

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: hawl/oh/gram

Sentence: Graham was a very shy person who could turn into a hollowgraham when confronted with his insecurities.

Etymology: hologram (three dimensional photographic image - sometimes visible, sometimes not) + graham + hollow

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COMMENTS:

heh! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:31:00

Good one! - TJayzz, 2008-09-18: 10:15:00

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Inexcessible

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: in ex ses a bill

Sentence: Charlie thought The Stones were great and wore his earphones playing their hits all the time. It meant he did not hear the cries of his staff to get away from the bucket falling from the open door. When he fainted in the doorway, it was rendered inexcessible to the average man.

Etymology: Inacessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all not capable of being obtained

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Sociallusion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: so-shul-loo-zhun

Sentence: He was supposed to be filling in for his boss while he was away, but his fear of handling urgent phone calls turned him into a sociallusion, so he locked himself in the mens room for the day.

Etymology: social, illusion

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COMMENTS:

it sounds like a deivative of socialism - perhaps there are many Swedish sociallusions - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:48:00

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Miraginist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: meer/ah/jin/ist

Sentence: He was such a skilled miraginist that no one ever knew if he was there or not

Etymology: mirage

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Lielowing

Created by: jambo

Pronunciation: lie-lowing

Sentence:

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Fakehooky

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪk ˈhʊki/

Sentence: Peering around the apparently empty classroom, the teacher first thought that it was Ditch Day, but soon he realized that the students were just faking hooky.

Etymology: from "play hooky" + "fake"

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Fakecant

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: fake-cant

Sentence: You could tell by the fakecant look on Bob's face that he was either trying to avoid contact with the rest of us or he was called back to his home planet. Either way, he wasn't missed.

Etymology: fake: having a false or deceiving appearance + vacant: not occupied, empty

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Circumvenshun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir kum ven shun

Sentence: Wally hated people bugging him at home. It did not matter whether it was on the phone, e-mail or at the door, he had the act of circumvenshun down to a fine art. People thought he was eccentric or occupied with some big hush-hush project. The reality was that Wally hated missing a moment of his daytime dramas. Yes, he watched every soap opera on the tube, every day. One could say that Wally was Young & Restless, he was living the Days of Our Lives to the fullest, his tv friends were like All My Children. He was not Bold & Beautiful, but if he had One Life to Live, As the World Turns, he was going to end up in General Hospital if he did not get some exercise!

Etymology: Circumvention (the act of evading) & Shun (avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-19: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176! ~ James

Osmosis - 2007-10-21: 23:15:00
Perhaps "denysolation" would be better for this definition and sentence.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-16: 00:17:00
Today's definition was suggested by MrDave2176. Thank you MrDave2176. ~ James

'I think he's pretending that no one is home.'

DEFINITION: v., To avoid unwanted interruptions (visits, calls, or emails) by pretending to be unavailable, unreachable or unconscious. n., A person who pretends they are not home in order to avoid talking to someone.

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