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Gappage

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: gap/age

Sentence: After twenty minutes of listening to her boss drone on and on, gappage over took Abby and she couldn't control her excessive yawning.

Etymology: gape (yawn) + age with bordom because of having to stand there and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen and listen ..........

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Sighyakk

Created by: mandapanda

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Hintorude

Created by: FayeWord

Pronunciation: hint-o-rood

Sentence: The student got his message across to the teacher by the hintorude of mega yawns during the lecture.

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Hohumdrumming

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ho/hum/drum/ing

Sentence: Whenever a conversation got boring Stu would begin a chorus of ho hums which quickly escalated into a rythmic beat of hohumdrumming.

Etymology: ho hum + humdrum + drumming

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COMMENTS:

Beat out that rythm on the tung. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-10: 07:01:00

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Sighgnal

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: si-gnal

Sentence: As Andrea droned on about her film class, Mark began to drift. he sighgnaled her repeatedly but she, rapt in her subject, was undeterred. Mark's subtle napathy was ignored. napathy: to pretend to sleep in an attempt to signal disinterest.

Etymology: sigh + (si)gnal

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COMMENTS:

we must both be napathetic - Jabberwocky, 2007-10-15: 15:55:00

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Igyawn

Created by: dessessopsid

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Daryl got out of the conversation with a series of well placed igyawns, leaving him to get on with watching paint dry.

Etymology: Blend of IGNORE: To refuse to pay attention to; disregard. with YAWN: to open the mouth somewhat involuntarily with a prolonged, deep inhalation and sighing or heavy exhalation, as from drowsiness or boredom.

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Fawn

Created by: svnfsvn

Pronunciation: FFFF awn

Sentence: I fawn repeatly till she went home.

Etymology: fake yawn

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Repetitediyawn

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ripetətēdēyôn

Sentence: Despite her coworkers repetitediyawns, Gloria didn’t get that she was boring them to tears.

Etymology: repetitive (containing or characterized by repetition) + tedium (the state of being tedious) + yawn (involuntarily open one’s mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom)

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Yasperate

Created by: KatieG

Pronunciation: Yaz-pur-ate

Sentence: I was so bored I yasperated to show my boredom.

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Lassisnooze

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: lass-i-snooze

Sentence: Carole had long passed napathy and was now deeply lassisnoozing through the presentation.

Etymology: lassitude + snooze

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram and Pseudonym. Were you two talking to each other when this idea popped into your heads? Thank you remistram and Pseudonym! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-10: 00:13:00
Today's definition was suggested by Pseudonym. Thank you Pseudonym. ~ James

'You can't fool me. You're fake yawning.'

DEFINITION: v., To yawn or sigh repeatedly in an effort to subtly communicate one's lack of interest in the current conversation. n., A series of long, exasperated, and often escalating sighs indicating extreme boredom.

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