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'Mommy, is Daddy playing dead again?'

DEFINITION: v. To be physically overcome by a sudden illness, disability, or even death when asked to participate in unrewarding activities -- like work, or household chores. n. A person who gets sick when asked to work.

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Malaisance

Created by: erlking

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Dishwaterdiarrhea

Created by: Zengief

Pronunciation: dish-water-diarrhea

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Sissysicko

Created by: BTornado14

Pronunciation: sis-e-SIC-ko

Sentence: Most people would call into work sick for a day of fun, but would fear being accused of being a sissysicko.

Etymology: a compound of sissy, someone who is not brave and sicko, a slang word meaning someone who is sick.

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Assistitis

Created by: emrldctygrrl

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Workshirk

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: werk-sherk

Sentence: Bill was known for workshirking and never came to work on the days when inventory had to be counted.

Etymology: work + shirk (to avoid)

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Helpochondriac

Created by: john621

Pronunciation: help-o-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: Everytime the lawn needs mowing you get a new disease, I think you're making it up you helpochondriac.

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Slackochondria

Created by: thewbert

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Sentence: After our driveway was buried in 6 feet of snow, I was suddenly overcome with a bad case of slackochondria.

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Thazhoozwork

Created by: btkantz

Pronunciation: that-is-hoes- work

Sentence: daddy and chuck thazhoozwork the women in the house with any chores

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Intellazified

Created by: Teresa

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Chorecoma

Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Hypogondria

Created by: josje

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Spontyrigor

solsticesword

Created by: solsticesword

Pronunciation: sponte-rigor

Sentence: The man succumed to spontyrigor with a sudden fit of coughs.

Etymology: From spontanious meaning unexpected and rigor mortise, a phase of death.

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Lacksidasichondria

jeremiahbritt

Created by: jeremiahbritt

Pronunciation: lahk-sih-daiz-ih-kon-dree-ah

Sentence: As I lay pinned under the armoire, I wished Jane's lacksidasichondria hadn't convinced her she had spontaneously generated lupus.

Etymology: lacksidasical + hyperchondria

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Lathazy

Created by: socialyabusd

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Workophobic

Created by: kevinrio

Pronunciation: Work O Phobic

Sentence: "Honey, I have learnt a new word today, it's 'workophobic'. Ask me to do something and you'll understand its meaning!"

Etymology: work - phobic

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- kevinrio, 2006-12-13: 14:32:00

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Slothitus

Created by: Flakey

Pronunciation: 'slOth-'I-t&s

Sentence: I beleive he is suffering from slothitus, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome or "yuppie flu".

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Lazypossumazidis

Created by: ltapilot

Pronunciation: lazy possum a** idis

Sentence: Andy Capps has a bad case of lazypossumidis.

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Chorolepsy

Created by: Vermithrax

Pronunciation: Chore-o-lep-see

Sentence: Dad has chorolepsy, I can't wake him up!

Etymology: Chore - work around the house olepsy - last part of narcolepsy. ;)

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Necrosude

limnrix

Created by: limnrix

Pronunciation: neh-crow-sued

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Grenkling

Created by: taftouf

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Nowantism

MrOliver

Created by: MrOliver

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Sentence: Tracy's acute nowantism prevented her from washing the dishes.

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Boredillness

Created by: SlRf24

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Exerthaustion

Created by: golux13

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Sentence: Bob took to his bed with a case of exerthaustion when Marge asked him to vacuum the upstairs hall.

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Selfishia

Created by: Pyrophyle

Pronunciation: Sell-Fish-IA

Sentence: You won't believe what happened to me last week. I came down with selfishia when my roomates wanted me to help them clean the house.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Workfarce

Created by: HowitzerKaboom

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Takepartattack

Created by: wysware

Pronunciation: take-par-ta-tack

Sentence: When asked to contribute I had a sudden takepartattack

Etymology: take part (join in; contribute) attack (coronary)

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Lazillnerous

Created by: Hjason

Pronunciation: la-zill-ner-ous

Sentence: Oh, honey, can you please do the dishes for me because I am so lazillnerous.

Etymology: lazy-illness-rouse

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- Hjason, 2006-12-19: 13:47:00

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Laboratose

Created by: gogogadget

Pronunciation: Lay-boor-a-toes

Sentence: When Sally's mother told her to finish her homework, a laboratose feeling swept over her, forcing her to continue watching LOST reruns.

Etymology: labor+comatose

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Sicktrick

Created by: pianowiresmile

Pronunciation: Sik-trik

Sentence: Oh, that Theodore. He pulls a sicktrick at least three times a week!

Etymology: To feign an illness (sick), and pull a scheme (trick.)

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Shwirk

Created by: ipswich78

Pronunciation: As it sounds

Sentence: He's just shwirking again...

Etymology: Combination of Shirk and work.

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Hey Ipswich78: Good word! I'm voting for it! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:38:00

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Workolepsy

Created by: taburasa

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Chorepox

Created by: lela2210

Pronunciation: chorh-poks

Sentence: He would have helped with the ironing, but he was struck by a crippling yet strangely short lived case of chorepox.

Etymology: chore: A small or odd job pox: A disease characterised by multiple skin pustules

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Atrophlump

Created by: contender1

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Sherkitis

Created by: barcafc2003

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Workermortis

Created by: Morganio

Pronunciation: worker-mort-iss

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Etymology: From worker: a person who works and Mortis: Death, dying

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Lazydeath

Created by: chrisk2k7

Pronunciation: lay - zee - deh - th

Sentence: her husband was severly suffering from lazydeath

Etymology: lazy + death

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Krapilepsy

Created by: Emanresu

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Sentence: I would mow the lawn but I can feel an attack of krapilepsy coming on.

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Narcotasky

librarian

Created by: librarian

Pronunciation: nar'co-tasky

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Etymology: narcolepsy + tasks

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Flunched

Created by: frobro808

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Sentence: i'm flunched! i don't think i can make it to work today.

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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COMMENTS:

A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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Dismotionable

Created by: missparaguay1991

Pronunciation: /dismotionable/ like in english

Sentence: I yesterday asked my husband to built the furniture we bought, and he became absolutely dismotionable! -Is your new boyfriend dismotionable? -Not dismotionable at all!

Etymology: dismotionable (adj.) dis- from English 'disable' + motion- from O.French 'motion, from Latin 'motionem' + -able- siffix expressing fitness from Latin 'ibilis'

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Conveniolesce

Created by: Trivigo

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Sentence: I knew that the sore ankle would give the chance to conveniolesce Saturday instead of mowing the lawn.

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Vigormortis

Created by: zwillinger

Pronunciation: viggerMORtiss

Sentence: Tom was overcome with VIGORMORTIS whenever asked to do anything strenuous.

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Lazividy

ubgrud

Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: lay-ziff-ity

Sentence: We were supposed to do some springcleaning on the weekend, but were overcome by lazividy.

Etymology: lazy levidity

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Koshmar

Created by: Gurova

Pronunciation: kash/ma

Sentence: Daddy is koshmared

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Suddenslacker

Created by: exmugger

Pronunciation: sudden-slack-er

Sentence: When ask to clean the room, chole turned suddenslacker and dropped to the floor.

Etymology: sudden + slacker

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Shirkicize

Created by: MayorBob

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Hypochondrasicalia

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: HIGH-po-KOHN-dra-SIK-ah-lia

Sentence: "Unfortunately, Albert could not mow the lawn when asked, as he contracted a sudden case of Hypochondrasicalia"

Etymology: Derived from Hypochondriac and Lackadaisical.

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Shirkacitis

Created by: emily13

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Psychosomaticitis

Created by: janedoe

Pronunciation: pyscho-so-matic-itis

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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Morbidleness

Created by: elvisharwen

Pronunciation: morb-IDLE-ness (morb eye dul ness)

Sentence: He was overcome by a sudden attack of morbidleness after being asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: morbid: that of, or relating to, death idle: laziness, procrastination

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Workitis

Created by: MShort

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Lethargiscape

Created by: Rocky

Pronunciation: Le|tharg|i|scape

Sentence: Your daddy comitted 1st degree lethargiscape when confronted with the honey-do list.

Etymology: Lethargy | Escape

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Narconecroupsetitusfauxsymptomitum

Created by: ladieophilia

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Etymology: narco- L. sleep, necro- L. dead, upsetitus- L. desease pertaining to being upset, faux- Fr. fake, symptomitum L. a symptom of

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Feignting

Created by: Mauserketi

Pronunciation: Fayn-ting

Sentence: Don't worry, Bob didn't faint. He's only feignting.

Etymology: From faint and feign.

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Flamboozled

Created by: Edburns

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Sentence: The young toddler was flamboozled after his mother asked him to take out the trash.

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Taskophobia

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: tas-co-FO-be-ah

Sentence: taskophobia struck as soon as dishes were mentioned.

Etymology: task, -phobia

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Workalepsy

Created by: alteredcarbon

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Hypershundriation

Created by: Rustkill

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Sentence: Whenever he saw dirty dishes he began to experience hypershundriation.

Etymology: From hypochondria and shun.

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Flegate

Created by: currentlyinsolitude

Pronunciation: fli-gate

Sentence: When asked to sweep the floor, Jon flegated, and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Etymology: German

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Falstubbornazy

Created by: paperpieces

Pronunciation: Fal-stuh-born-nay-zee

Sentence: I don't know if I can go out tonight, I have a lot of work to do, I could falstubbornaze and sneak out?

Etymology: Fal- meaning false, stubborn meaning selfish, -azy from lazy.

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Procrastiphilia

Created by: Drock

Pronunciation: pro-cras-ta-FIL-ee-uh

Sentence: When Bobby heard his mother ask him to clean his room, he felt another wave of procrastiphilia come on.

Etymology: Procrastination - to put something off. -philia - a positive feeling of liking

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Muhrtish

Created by: msokoloffster

Pronunciation: Muhr - tish

Sentence: Mary couldn't breath when she was told her company was going on a group training day due to her muhrtish.

Etymology: Unknown...

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Avoidiosis

Created by: naptunder

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Chorepossum

Created by: kafka

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Sentence: At the first sign of work relegation, some will chorepossum, or feign death to escape strenuous labor.

Etymology: chore+opossum

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Unchoreful

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: un chor fil

Sentence: "Every time there are dirty dishes your father fakes back trouble. As usual he is so unchoreful"

Etymology: chore

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Labourcede

Created by: Kevcom2007

Pronunciation: lay/bour/seed

Sentence: Daddy Joe had a severe case of labourcede when it came time to do simple household chores, like getting off the couch and doing the dishes.

Etymology: labour + cede (surrender)

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Malingerist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ma ling er ist

Sentence: Freddie reapplied the same acting skills as a malingerist to his wife that he had to his mother. Each chore that needed avoiding brought on different symptoms: The Vaccuuming Vapours,Dishes Disorder, Housework Handicap, Infant Care Infirmity; Shopping Sickness, Laundry Lameness and WashDay Wanness. The only known cures were a few words in his ear and a boot up his backside.

Etymology: Malinger (to avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill)& -ist (suffix for: practicing a particular skill or profession or following a particular belief or school of thought...ie: idealist)

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Foopitude

Created by: fooop

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Instalaze

Created by: greeneye

Pronunciation: in-sta-laze

Sentence: John's mother thwarted his attempt to instalaze in order to avoid a math test by offering him a glass of castor oil to help his mysterious "stomach ache."

Etymology: instant + lazy

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Narcoslacky

Created by: Verbepete

Pronunciation: nar-co-ss-lac-e

Sentence: Jim was overcome with a bout of narcoslacky right after his wife asked him to help with the dishes.

Etymology: Narcolepsy + Slacker

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Workophobia

Created by: kaykee

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Workolepsy

Created by: xCthonx

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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Shirkitis

Created by: warped

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Procrastideath

Created by: eotvos

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Taskoidance

Created by: Ahoytheship

Pronunciation: Task-oy-dance

Sentence: He was sure to fall victim to taskoidance when he had to take out the trash.

Etymology: Task+Avoidance

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Helpingitis

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: hellp - in - ji - tiss

Sentence: Lawrence was suddenly struck with a severe case of helpingitis when Marjorie asked him to help wit the dishes. He became unable to get off the couch or stand up for about 45 minutes.

Etymology: help, meningitis (an infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord)

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They should call that dish detergent Palm-No-Live! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:59:00

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Fatiguery

Created by: jannn

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Choroke

Created by: Jessj

Pronunciation: Chore+oak

Sentence: As soon as Marge asked him to clean out the garage he began to choroke by coughing like he had something in his throat.

Etymology: Chore + choke

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Inoitillkillmeitis

Created by: KITKERRI

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Overgothigh

Created by: Yugoslav

Pronunciation: Pronounced in two ways: the first one is slow, soft: like somebody who say this has used some stuff, you know... Second way: fast, street-style, [Ovagothi'], Man!

Sentence: I was very overgothigh yesterday.

Etymology: Over Got High

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Slave

Created by: lexi3lui

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Mortmentally

plushev

Created by: plushev

Pronunciation: Mort/ment/olli

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Etymology: from mort and mentally

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Responsibilitis

Created by: Baruch

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Possumnation

Created by: DIKIDI

Pronunciation: pah-sum-NA-shun

Sentence: possumnation always strikes my children right at room cleaning time.

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Lazylepsi

Created by: verndo

Pronunciation: LAY Zee Lep See

Sentence: Just as an epilepsy attack can strike with a sudden flash of light so too can a lazylepsi attack with a sudden to-do list or chore request.

Etymology: Lazy and Epilepsy

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Flushidle

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Flush-iddle

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Taskophobia

Created by: iceburgamy

Pronunciation: tas-co-FO-be-ah

Sentence: taskophobia struck as soon as dishes were mentioned.

Etymology: task, -phobia

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Procrastindie

Created by: bortman

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-tin-die

Sentence: Daddy procrastindied when mommy asked him to do the dishes.

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Procrastolepsy

Created by: DoubleMark

Pronunciation: pro-CRAS-to-lep-see

Sentence: We asked Bob to take out the trash an hour ago, but he was suddenly struck with a procrastoleptic fit.

Etymology: procrastination + narcolepsy

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Mehlaise

Created by: emelenjr

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Exertiontosis

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: ex-ur-shun-to-sis

Sentence: your dad is suffering from exertiontosis again but he should be feeling better after we clean the house.

Etymology: exertion: to expend energy performing a task. tosis: suffix for physical afflictions.

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Travailitis

Created by: andystephenson

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Sentence: Work just gives me travailitis

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Lurgy

Created by: CrimsonAngel666

Pronunciation: lur-gee

Sentence: Suddenly, John lurgied all over the floor at the mention of laundry.

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Domesticitis

Created by: symemac

Pronunciation: Do-mesti-sightis

Sentence: Brad came down with domesticitis as soon as soon as he came back from a hard day at the track.

Etymology: Romans used to use this term when building their city. Anyone suffering from said illness was sent to the rack.

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Responsibilityitis

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Federlinely

Created by: Chistinalove

Pronunciation: Federline (like in Kevin Federline) with a "lee" at the end. Federlinely.

Sentence: I felt Federlinely at the thought of rearranging my house by myself.

Etymology: Britney Spears husband is Keven Federline ... he acts Federlinely whenever he doesn't want to do something. Therefore Federlinely's definition is what it is.

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Errandeath

Created by: LadyJaffa

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Possumism

Created by: Bosco

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Opusaphobic

Created by: galwaywegian

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Lazybuggery

Created by: Psychicsi

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Psychosomavoidance

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: sahy-koh-suh-muh-void-ns

Sentence: Every time he has to clean his room he gets a case of phychosomavoidance.

Etymology: psycho -- of the mind soma -- of the body avoidance -- the act of delaying

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Slackache

Created by: maxxy

Pronunciation: SLAK-ayk

Sentence: Whenever called upon to work late, Jim developed a slackache that forced him to go home ill.

Etymology: slacker + backache

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Workphobia

Created by: xklamation

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Etymology: (english)work+(greek)phobia

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Chorlapse

Created by: poptart9

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Sentence: He had a case of chorlapse when she asked him to help.

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Choraphobia

Created by: drakkendan

Pronunciation: chore-a-fobia

Sentence: He is suffering from choraphobia

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Laboritis

Tobester

Created by: Tobester

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Washeate

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: wash-e-8

Sentence: Just the thought of having to do all that laundry washeated me, and I spent the next 2 hours worshipping the porcelain deity.

Etymology: from nauseate and wash

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Possumuity

Created by: Alchemist

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Sentence: As usual, George was stricken with acute possumity as soon as dinner was over, and collapsed on the couch.

Etymology: from the north american possum, known for its ability to play dead when threatened.

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Slackosis

sleep

Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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Choritis

Created by: chill

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Rigoravoidis

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: rigərəvoidəs

Sentence: The old gang liked to get together for a dinner out about once a month. Whenever it came time to pay the bill Wesley seems to come down with a case of rigoravoidis, unable to bend his elbow enough to reach either the tabletop or his wallet.

Etymology: rigor mortis (stiffening of the joints and muscles of a body a few hours after death) + avoid (keep away from or stop oneself from doing something)

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Sounds like he wass checkcident prone! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 23:01:00

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Disactivia

Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-act-ivia

Sentence: Harold, afflicted with disactivia, was misunderstood even by his own family. He has been unemployed since '86 after his co-workers threated to walk-out if he was not going to be held accountable for not doing his share of taking the garbage out.

Etymology: dis: not + active

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Choreitosis

Created by: ipmcleod

Pronunciation: CHORR-i-toe-sis

Sentence: A sudden strain of choreitosis afflicted my friends that weekend, so I moved myself

Etymology: Choreit, from the Ruritanian cho-rit, meaning nothing, and osis, from the Ruritanian ohcys, meaning good for.

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Possumize

Created by: red11385

Pronunciation: poss-uhm-ize

Sentence: Dad possimized when asked to mow the lawn, but miraculously recovered when his buddy asked him to the football game.

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Fuster

Created by: Acostell

Pronunciation: fuhstir

Sentence: He fustered fain he were to injure his back sweeping the kitchen.

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Lazochondria

Created by: parabasis

Pronunciation: lay-zoh-KAHN-dree-ah

Sentence: When his mom asked him to mow the lawn, Harold had a lazochondriatic bout of carpal tunnel.

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Tempacitated

Created by: breaddough

Pronunciation: tem-pass-ih-tayted

Sentence: When the time came to take out the garbage, he always managed to become tempacitated for just enough time for someone else to do it.

Etymology: just look at the word

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Oporeraphobia

Created by: Empyreal

Pronunciation: oh-pore-er-a-fo-bee-a

Sentence: Oporereaphobia is the fear of work.

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Laborfeign

Created by: Viveja

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Skiveitis

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: sky vie tis

Sentence: he suffered from excessive skiveitis, we couldnt get him to do any work.

Etymology: to skive is an english way to avoid work.

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Dutophasia

doogman

Created by: doogman

Pronunciation: doo-toe-fay-shah

Sentence: When asked to clean up the cat's vomit, George suddenly collapsed from dutophasia.

Etymology: From that Latin 'Duto' (work) and Phasia (illness)

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Couchhusband

Created by: memexikon

Pronunciation: cowch huz bund

Sentence: The couchhusband felt no guilt as the years passed & the dishes were washed without him.

Etymology: couch + husband

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Phinjury

Created by: BoneMan

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Chorennui

Created by: boutros9

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Choralysis

Created by: samara

Pronunciation: chore - alysis

Sentence: daddy got choralysis when mummy asked him to mow the lawn.

Etymology: a combination of the words chore and paralysis.

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Impossumate

Created by: coinstar

Pronunciation: im-pau-sum-ate (v); see also impossumator, impossumation

Sentence: "Forged over decades of daily performances -- whenever anything needed to get done -- Larry's impossumation skills were legendary throughout the entended family."

Etymology: Active rather than passive verb (defintion should be clarified), from the Latin noun "possuma", an intentional role or affectation based on the unique fight-or-flight behavior of the North American marsupial, the opossum.

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Chorabilism

Created by: kenners

Pronunciation: Chore-a-bal-lism

Sentence: I asked him to take the bins outside and he was suddenly onset with Chorabilism!

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Workalepsy

Created by: Sed8ed

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Workumvent

Created by: Shlub

Pronunciation: Were - come - vent

Sentence: "I think I'll workumvent this week's shipping reports," thought John as he positioned the saw above his hand.

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Chorlergy

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: chore-ler-gy

Sentence: Marvin had a terrible chorlergy. Paint made him break out in a rash, dust gave him hives, his toolbox gave him a collapsed spine and detergent was like kryptonite to his system.

Etymology: chore: tedious household task + allergy: a high sensitivity to certain substances that make the sufferer sneeze, break out in a rash or, in extreme cases, have to be rushed to the hospitalwith anaphalactic shock

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Workondriac

Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: wer-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: "He can't work because he's a workondriac

Etymology: work + hypochondriac

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Taskaphobiysim

Created by: stormee

Pronunciation: task-a-foebee-ism

Sentence: Her husband had a sudden attack of taskaphoiyism when it came time to mow the lawn.

Etymology: A sudden illness related to task related work.

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Chorefit

Deadpanlives

Created by: Deadpanlives

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Slackout

Created by: Jonno

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Sentence: Being of a slothful disposition, Jed was prone to slackout during Spring cleaning.

Etymology: A blackout suffered by the slack.

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Pretendead

twice

Created by: twice

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Chorke

Created by: Annaquettar

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Deadoworked

Created by: antonhere

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Hypochondrelepsy

librarygrrrl

Created by: librarygrrrl

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Malorkway

Created by: bleucube

Pronunciation: Mal Ork Way

Sentence: Feeling Malorkway about the dishes.

Etymology: Mal meaning bad Orkway is work in pig latin

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Olazitic

Created by: rikkyboy

Pronunciation: O-la-zi-tic

Sentence: If it wasn't for Fred being olazitic, he would've help around the house more often.

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Lazyassaphobia

Created by: ErinA

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Dullchorexia

Created by: Jester

Pronunciation: DuL-CHaw-X-ia

Sentence: Dave was suddenly struck down with dullchorexia when his wife mentioned that the shelves had not been put up.

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Possuming

Created by: zeddhead

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Chorecoma

Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Broomosis

Created by: artbegotti

Pronunciation: broo-mOH'sis

Sentence: The last time my wife asked me to vacuum the carpets, I felt a wave of broomosis come over my body. Three hours later, I woke up underneath the couch.

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Mortivoid

grant0

Created by: grant0

Pronunciation: Mort-i-void

Sentence: "Oh not again! Joe's mortivoiding taking out the trash."

Etymology: From "morti-" meaning dead (as in mortician) and void from "avoid".

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Assistosis

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: ass-is-toe-sis

Sentence: When asked by his wife to help get the groceries from the car, Bob was overcome by an unexpected bout of assistosis.

Etymology: assist, osis

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Shmurg

Created by: tpm01

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Sentence: The son didn't want to mow the grass for his father so he decided to shmurg and have to stay on the couch all day.

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Narcolazia

Prios

Created by: Prios

Pronunciation: Nar-ko-lah-zee-ah

Sentence: I tried to do my paper, but narcolazia would hit me every time I thought about it, and I'd wake up with a raging headache.

Etymology: Narco (from narke, "stupor") lazia (I'd type this one out but I can't be bothered)

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Opossumism

Created by: ashelbane

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Nochoriensis

Created by: grillpar

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Fauxsthumous

Created by: talius

Pronunciation: Foe-stu-mus

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Etymology: faux-fake posthumous-after death

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Deathargic

Created by: Jhurk

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Sentence: "John became deathargic when asked to rake the lawn"

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Feignt

Created by: dkrider

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Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt

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Faintask

Created by: meiyas

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Sentence: After the party he had another case of faintask, and I had to clean all the mess

Etymology: Faint - Task

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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

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Labore

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor

Sentence: After just a few months, Hilary discovered that her hubby, Bill, was a labore. When asked to do something minute, like vacuum or empty the dishwasher, he became ill, even in trying to summon the courage to follow his wife's instructions. The excuses were always alike..."My head hurts...I have a fever, Oh. my back...". but she felt the same as most women in her situation..."Wait till you go through childbirth before you tell me how much your body hurts..."

Etymology: Labor ( worker) & Bore (cause to be bored; tedious, so lacking in interest as to become bored)

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Laziplasia

Created by: swifttwinkie

Pronunciation: lay-zuh-play-shuh

Sentence: Tom's laziplasia usually flares up after lunch during the work week and is especially bad on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights.

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Jibberitis

Created by: katied

Pronunciation: jib (like in sailing) er (like when flumoxed) i (like one of the ones you see with) tiss (self explanatory)

Sentence: The lazy bastard has a severe case of jibberitis

Etymology: Developed from the word 'jib' which has multiple meanings, one of which is 'to refuse to comply', thus a 'jibber' is one who refuses to comply. The addition of the suffix 'itis' shows the excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on the art o

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Choreitus

Created by: GreatRandew

Pronunciation: Chore-Ite-us

Sentence: When Dad had was asked to do the dishes he had a sudden fit of choreitus

Etymology: From the English Word Chore and the English -itus a common extension for illnesses

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Slackerocity

simon1081

Created by: simon1081

Pronunciation: sla-ker-os-it-ee

Sentence: When Dad was asked to shovel the drive-way, his slackerocity acted up.

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Choreoshakia

Created by: uzersk

Pronunciation: choro-shayk-iya

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Avoidachore

Created by: bilbo7369

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Mortation

Created by: VBIZILJ

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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

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Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Choresick

Created by: J03Yvanalstyne

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Cumbascuprity

Created by: dalilpimpster

Pronunciation: come-buh-scroop-rity

Sentence: The man's cumbascruprity disabled him from work today.

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Graftophobic

Chunk01

Created by: Chunk01

Pronunciation: graf-toe-fo-bic

Sentence: I'd love to help but I'm afraid I'm graftophobic

Etymology: Graft + Phobic

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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Celaboraeger

Created by: Geekazoid

Pronunciation: hard c pronounce ke lAbor Ager (capitals are long vowels)

Sentence: I'm such a celaboraeger that when my mom wants me to do chores i pretend i'm dead

Etymology: noun verb is celaboraeging comes from the latin words cela : to hide laborat: to work aeger: to be sick

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Ahandypox

Created by: oohisay

Pronunciation: a-handy-pox

Sentence: When asked to lend a hand with the deck building, Roger was stricken with a bout of ahandypox.

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Labourpained

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor paynd

Sentence: Tony had always become labourpained when it was time to do the dishes or help with chores. Amazing how many of his afflictions were cured by a nap on the couch. His wife Nicole got the last laugh. After her surgery, she had the doctor send her home with a note declaring she could not do heavy housework like vacuuming or snow shovelling for the next five years...her spouse would need to take over those duties.

Etymology: Labour (work) & Pained (hurt or upset)

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Lazititus

Created by: frydfysh

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Antitaskattack

Created by: Ochiee

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Narcavoidolepsy

Created by: robynlicious

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Sentence: Sorry I couldn't set the table for dinner, but I had a wave of Narcavoidolepsy hit me so hard that I didn't think I'd even wake up to eat.

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Workitis

Created by: eledh

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Chorospasm

Created by: waxlion

Pronunciation: "chore-o-spasm"

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Chorewithdrawl

Created by: Abbers

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Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

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Helpergenic

moggy

Created by: moggy

Pronunciation: Hell.Per.Jen.Ick.

Sentence: "I'm sorry I can't help you with the dishes - allergies you see?" "Oh, that's ok, these dishes are hypo-helpergenic!"

Etymology: From Help. Allergic. See? See?

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Temporamortis

Created by: Jewlicious

Pronunciation: TEM pruh mohr tis

Sentence: I had a bout of temporamortis earlier today, but I should be fine now.

Etymology: From the latin root temp- for time and mortis for death

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Avoideitis

Created by: RecordB

Pronunciation: Avoid E Eye Tis

Sentence: Look's like Jim's come down with a case of Avoideitis

Etymology: from the Mythical Latin God Avodicus

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Hypolethargiac

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: Hi/po/le/thar/gee/ak

Sentence: The man was a hypolethargiac; the thought of visiting his in-laws caused George to come down suddenly with a very serious case of some obscure affliction.

Etymology: Hypochondriac; lethargy.

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Laborisavoidus

Created by: geekgrrl

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Sentence: 'Gee Hon, I would love to help do the dishes, but you know that I suffer from LaborisAvoidus.'

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Roisame

Created by: evinced

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Scruimatoniticalin

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Necrochoria

Stinah

Created by: Stinah

Pronunciation: neck-crow-chore-ee-yah

Sentence: Dan suffered a severe case of necrochoria, and thus took preventive measures to ensure that he was always out of the room when dinner's done and dusted, and the dirty dishes sat there leeringly.

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Theartofbullshit

Created by: euclid

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Husbandishry

Created by: AcidPhysx

Pronunciation: hus-ban-dish-ree

Sentence: Where did that lazy bastard go? I asked him to take out the garbage! It's just his husbandishry acting up again

Etymology: From husband

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Suddenchoreattacksyndrome

Created by: truefedwa

Pronunciation: Sud-den-chor-at-tack-sen-drom

Sentence: "I'm sorry, ma'am. Your husband has Suddenchoreattacksyndrome. There's nothing we can do."

Etymology: Sudden+chore+attack+syndrome

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Disemptrant

Created by: Divakar

Pronunciation: diss-EMP-trint

Sentence: John the slacker quickly became disemptrant when his girlfriend Jill asked him to clean the apartment.

Etymology: dis (not) + employer (french for "employ")

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Tempopossumitis

Created by: jennypenny210

Pronunciation: tempohpossuhmitis

Sentence: play dead till all the work is done

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Emplochondriac

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: EM-plo-CHON-dree-ak

Sentence: Robert had a recurring problem - his emplochondriac tendencies surfaced every summer.

Etymology: emplo - from Latin 'implicari', to be involved chondria - from ancient Sumerian, to be conning yourself

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Laziotic

Created by: AsianPCTTN09

Pronunciation: Lazy-otic.

Sentence: I asked him to help with cleaning the bathroom, but he became too damn laziotic.

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Lazyperform

Created by: 321JOS

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Sentence: All Spartans are lazyperform

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Lazibolism

Created by: tanayaruff

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Partivoidicitis

Created by: jigendalitwoforks

Pronunciation: par-tih-voy-dis-eye-tus

Sentence: Joey claimed to have partivoidicitis after his father handed him the lawnmower.

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Comments:

Divakar - 2006-12-13: 02:03:00
Hey guys...I'm new and maybe I'm misunderstanding something. It's called "verbotomy" but do our words have to be verbs? Because to me, this seems to ask for an adjective. I mean, "To fake a sudden..." or "To react with sudden illness..." would sound more verbish.

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 03:02:00
Hey Divakar, Any kind of word will do, as long as it is you can use it in a sentence. And the funnier that sentence that more votes you'll get...

verbatul - 2006-12-13: 07:54:00
Divakar has a point though. An attempt should be made to supply a verb when one is asked for (and still maintain wit).

BaruMonkey - 2006-12-13: 10:32:00
insofar as the name of the game is concerned... Verboseness, Verbosity (n) - An expressive style that uses excessive or empty words.

DarthWader - 2006-12-13: 11:53:00
I agree with Divakar... The definition begins with "To be..." not "The condition of..." Verb, verb, verb. Verb is the worb.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-13: 13:13:00
Hey Players,
As you may have noticed we have lot's of new Verbotomists. Welcome to everyone! We are working on setting up a grouping system, so that we can play in smaller groups... We will keep you posted, as we update the system! Cheers, James

warped - 2006-12-13: 13:40:00
Bah, I should read the list FIRST next time: I accidently ended up using someone else's word (shirkitis). Ah well. Also, grouping people into smaller groups would be great, it seems we got a flood of people from Jay Is Games...

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 13:45:00
Hey read the sentence for Workumvent -- it's funny

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 20:57:00
Im pretty sure there is a real word for this...

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 21:16:00
There is, its "Malinger"

- 2006-12-13: 22:12:00
DarthWader, "verb" also refers to words and speech, as in the words "verbal" and "verbalize," or as BaruMonkey pointed out, "verbose." Thus this game is not about the part of speech called "verb," but rather about words in general.

oxhead oxhead - 2006-12-14: 00:09:00
Bifurcated Rivets posted a link to your site recently. That's how I got here.

missparaguay1991 - 2006-12-15: 10:34:00
James you are geniatic! how didn't I think of possibilizing such a fun game! At least we've you! Congreetings!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-17: 11:54:00
Hey missparaguay, Thanks for the compliment. What really amazes me, is the super-creativity of all our the players -- there are so many terrific words and sentences! ~ James

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