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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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Attentaholic

Created by: Jessalynne

Pronunciation: ah-tent-a-haulic

Sentence: My best friend is an attentacholic, she craves attention and needs someone to notice her 24/7.

Etymology: noun-a person that requires an undivided attention 2. person that is addicted to attention

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Foistaid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: foistād

Sentence: When her boss is ready to implement what she deems an ill-advised policy, Joan administers foistaid. She will plant herself in the exec’s office until her views are heard.

Etymology: foist (impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on) + aid (a person or thing that is a source of help or assistance)

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COMMENTS:

Foist she's a jolly good fellow... - Nosila, 2010-06-17: 23:43:00

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Helivadepersonework

Created by: stephboo43

Pronunciation: hell-e-vade-per-son-e-wurk

Sentence: my wife won't leave me alone! She just keeps hovering over me, and is distracting me from work!

Etymology: heli-to hover vade-to invade person-a person work-work

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Smotherlover

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: smuthr-luvr

Sentence: Andrea was an annoying smotherlover, believing that by dominating the time and attention of others she was giving them her affection, not realizing she was being extremely annoying.

Etymology: Blend of smother and lover

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COMMENTS:

It's also what you call someone who loves the Smothers Brothers! Good Word - Nosila, 2009-05-19: 18:11:00

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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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Viralurk

Created by: catgrin

Pronunciation: vahy-ruh-lurk

Sentence: When asked why they need locks on their doors, the majority of teenagers will claim it is to prevent parents and siblings from viralurking while they study diligently. Soaring enrollment in MMORPGs and abysmal high school median grades seem to counter this argument.

Etymology: viral + lurk

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Hovercopter

Created by: KJHowerter

Pronunciation: Huh-Ver-Cop-Ter

Sentence: "Cindy stop being such a hovercopter! I seriously can't focus with you clogging up my airspace."

Etymology: Hover: n. to remain suspended over a place or object Copter: n. see "helicopter"

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Clingerlonger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kling er long er

Sentence: It was obvious to all that Lena liked Leon and became a clingerlonger to him at work. She would not leave his side and this annoyed him no end. He decided to learn another language to express his real feelings to her, as he was too scared to astatres them in English. So he spoke Klingon to the Clingerlonger, as leaving him alone seemed an alien concept to her.

Etymology: Clinger (someone who resists separation) & Linger (remain present) & Longer (a person with a strong desire for something;more time)

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Focusquid

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: foh-kuh-skwid

Sentence: Denise is the office focusquid. She can slip quietly into your space and slowly wrap her tentacles around you until you have no choice but to be totally focusquid on her.

Etymology: focus (center of attention) + squid (any of several ten-armed cephalopods)

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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