Schütz•ling•en•ab•fahrts•weh•mut | ˈsho͞otslingˌɪnˈapfärtsˈvāmo͞ot | noun.
The wistful ambivalence one feels upon the departure of a protégé.
(Note: a loan word from German speakers in another possible world.)
“How’s June feeling?”
“Oh, y’know. Schützlingenabfahrtswehmut.”
scat•o•man•cy |ˈskatəˌmansē| noun.
The ability to anticipate, generate, and deploy bullshit, particularly for one’s own ends in the exercise of policies within vertically organized institutional structures.
“My scatomancy was really tested this month by that proposal.”
met•a•pan•ic |,metə’panik| noun. an acute and sudden episode of anxiety brought on by the realization that one has so many enormously demanding things to do that one is probably forgetting something that one should be worrying about at that moment