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Avacant

Stackd

Created by: Stackd

Pronunciation: Ah-vay-can-t

Sentence: His avacant expression succeeded in avoiding all questions.

Etymology: Avoid and vacant

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Liesolate

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: lie-suh-layt

Sentence: when he started to have blurry recollections of some of the things he had drunkenly said and done on the weekend he decided to go into liesolation

Etymology: lie, isolate

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COMMENTS:

MrDave2176 is the opposite of this retruthsiveness? - MrDave2176, 2007-10-19: 09:58:00

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Absentshun

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ab-SENT-shun

Sentence: The absentshun living at number 15 had successfully kept his neighbours thinking that his house was vacant. No one had been able to attract his attention as he spent most of his time avoiding the windows and sneaking around on rubber-soled shoes.

Etymology: absent + shun + attention

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COMMENTS:

good one Petaj - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

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Zombiehaviour

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: zom-bee-heyv-yer

Sentence: Everyone knew when Matt didn't finish his portion of the project because at team meetings he'd switch into zombiehaviour mode.

Etymology: zombie (as in stunned) + behaviour

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Confrontavert

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: kon-FRUNT-eh-vert

Sentence: When faced with unwanted visits, remarks, invitations etc, Larimer has several confrontavert techniques he employs wherein he pretends not to notice though everyone else realizes he is faking

Etymology: Blend of 'confront' (to meet face-to-fac) and 'avert' (v. to ward off; prevent)

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Megon

Created by: milorush

Pronunciation: (n.) mē' - gŏn; (intr. v): mě'- gŏn - āte

Sentence: Al in the IT department, a noted megon, greets his coworkers with a vacuous stare whenever they approach him for help with the server.

Etymology: MEGO = acronym for "my eyes glaze over" + suffix -[a]n = relating to

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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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Ostrichize

Created by: gobidesert

Pronunciation: awstritchize

Sentence: Uh oh, the boss is on the prowl. Perhaps I will just ostrichize in my cubicle for the next little bit.

Etymology: ostrich (head in sand) verbalized

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Hermitate

Created by: bebaibo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Why does Bob always have that blank stare at our meetings? I think he's hermitating, so the boss won't ask him any questions.

Etymology: From hermit (a person living in solitude as a religous discipline...OED)

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Lielowing

Created by: jambo

Pronunciation: lie-lowing

Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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