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Comapose

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Co-ma-po-z

Sentence: Whenever Colin entered a meeting he would suddenly go into a comapose to avoid any awkward questions that may come his way. The meeting would carry on regardless as everyone knew that Colin would not make a full recovery until the meeting was over.

Etymology: Coma(a state of deep unconsciousness) ORIGIN Greek Koma 'deep sleep' + Pose(assume a particular position, pretend to be) = Comapose

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COMMENTS:

nice! - galwaywegian, 2008-09-17: 07:29:00

metrohumanx Stunning def! - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:29:00

funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-09-17: 14:03:00

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Incryptshun

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: in/krept/shun

Sentence: To his neighbours, Boris was a strange character and difficult to decipher, especially when he went into his incryptshun mode, shutting out all around him and hiding for days in his basement.

Etymology: in + crypt + shun

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Zombievade

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbēvād

Sentence: George could zombievade almost any situation. His blank stare and lack of reaction made approach nearly impossible. The few who tried to elicit human interaction were rebuffed by active indifference. Deep inside they knew that George really wanted to eat their brains.

Etymology: Zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + evade (escape or avoid, esp. by cleverness or trickery)

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metrohumanx Gotta love those zombies! Good word. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-17: 11:36:00

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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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Avoidout

Created by: Ashbolte

Pronunciation:

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Comavoid

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koh-ma-void

Sentence: Randy is quite skilled at dodging interactions with his co-workers. He can comavoid just about any effort to elicit a response. The only known method to break this trance-like concentration is to drop a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on his desk.

Etymology: coma (a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuli) + avoid (to keep away from; keep clear of; shun)

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Communicocoon

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: k'-mu-ni-K'-koon

Sentence: From time to time Bob felt the need to flee to his "cave" to escape 21st century electronoia. He would communicocoon himself, putting invasive emailers, delhi-diallers and, even, tele-friends in quarantronica. He was a electroglodyte. Roxie accepted Bob's strange state of mind; for, she thought, she had heard someone say that men are from Mars. Maybe, Bob was!

Etymology: Verb - blend of "communi"cate & cocoon: to retreat from unfriendly environment. Noun - blend of "electro"nic & troglodyte: one who lives in solitude (cavedweller).

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COMMENTS:

Such a long word with "i" as the only ascender or descender makes my eyes glaze. Good word, though. - ErWenn, 2007-10-19: 09:46:00

does he emerge as a butterfly? - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-19: 13:45:00

Yes, he does, as a 'social butterfly!' - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-20: 18:20:00

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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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Absillusive

Created by: deepbluenpurple

Pronunciation: Ab + zee +lusive

Sentence: His absillusive demeanour in the face of his wife's tirades seemed to enrage her further.

Etymology: absence + illusion

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Interworldism

Created by: deaninc

Pronunciation: int-r-werld-ism

Sentence: It looks like someone has interworldism

Etymology: A person who is physically present yet allows ones mind to unfocus the optical characteristic of the eye as facial definitions relax.

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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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