Verboticism: Deniaphile

'Are you sure that you don't have athlete's foot?'

DEFINITION: v. To have a medical condition or illness and yet continually deny it, even after your doctor has diagnosed it. n. A person who steadfastly refuses to accept a medical diagnosis or to follow the prescribed treatment.

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Diagnoresis

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: di/egg/nor'/sis

Sentence: "You have diabetes," Dr. Marcus Wellknee told his patient. "Nonsense," replied Fred. "I'm irritable and tired because I don't get enough sleep at night. I'm always thirsty and hungry because I do a lot of heavy physical labor at work. I go to the bathroom lots because I drink so much water when I am thirsty. There's no way I have diabetes, Doc! I'm only 38!" Under "prognosis" on Fred's chart, Dr. Wellknee wrote "diagnoresis".

Etymology: diagnosis + ignore

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COMMENTS:

Good Blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:55:00

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Denialvirus

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nyal vy rus

Sentence: When Roger was bitten by a huge mosquito and had to be hospitalized, he still claimed that he just had a bug bite. He was suffering from denialvirus, which he absolutely refused to believe because he had never even been to Egypt.

Etymology: Denial (the act of asserting that something alleged is not true) & Nile Virus (West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

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Spurngeon

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: spurn-jun

Sentence: Despite having an appendix the size of a cantaloupe, Jen remained a spurngeon, claiming it was just a case of bad gas.

Etymology: spurn, surgeon

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Like a spurngeon, denying for the very first time.... - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-09: 16:17:00

(like a spuuuuuruuuuruuurrrgeon, when your 'script' ain't, what I had in mind...) Oh well, better than having the theme from Grease stuck in my head (which reminds me about the whole cholesterol issue). - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 19:26:00

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Deniaphile

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: dee-nie-al-file

Sentence: Here rests Bill, He'll be here a while It was a heart attack You dumb deniaphile.

Etymology: denial + phile

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Love that epitaph! Nice work. - Jamagra, 2008-04-09: 09:31:00

Sad tale of poor Bill. Nice work! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-09: 20:54:00

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye ag no sis

Sentence: "Congratulations, Bertha, you are pregnant and will be expecting twins in 6 months time!", said Dr.Pepper. But Bertha cried "No"..."Dr.Pepper, that is a denyagnosis...I could not possibly be pregnant, nevermind having twins!" "Why not?"asked Dr.Pepper..."You did have saex with someone 3 months ago, did you not?" "Yes", said Bertha, "But it was only one time with one guy, Bertie...everyone knows you have to do it more than once or with 2 guys to get twins!!!"

Etymology: Deny (declare untrue; contradict;refuse to accept or believe) & Diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon)

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COMMENTS:

artr I submitted a word today but I'm not sure why. This one is perfect! - artr, 2009-05-28: 05:06:00

geat word!! - mweinmann, 2009-05-28: 12:09:00

Best of the day! - Mustang, 2009-05-28: 18:40:00

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Negaffliction

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: něg'ə-flĭk'shən

Sentence: "Garth, go get that thing taken care of!" Tanya cajoled. "It's no big deal," Garth negafflicted. "The doctor said it's completely malignant."

Etymology: 'ne,' from Python, of the Knights who say so; 'gaf,'var. of 'gaff,' a metal spur for a gamecock; 'flic,' action taken with one's BIC; 'tion,' take pains to avoid.

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Denyill

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dinīil

Sentence: To the day he died, Dan was in denyill. He told anybody who was willing to listen and many who weren’t that his doctor was a quack who was just out to get his money by prescribing various treatments and medicines. Who knew that you could die from an untreated hangnail?

Etymology: deny (refuse to admit the truth or existence of something) + ill (not in full health; sick)

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Rottatoesis

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Rot-ta-toe-sis

Sentence: Rachel had a bad case of rottatoesis and refused to seek medical treatment for a cure...until her toes fell off!

Etymology: Rot - A - Toes - Is

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Repudiitis

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: re-pyoo-dee-itis

Sentence: Magdalene had gone from the sublime to the ridicuous. Once a confirmed hypochondriac, she was now afflicted with repudiitis and ignored the suppurating wounds erupting on her arms, the death-at-three-paces halitosis and the hanks of hair falling out

Etymology: repudiate (refuse) + -itis (suffix indicating disease)

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Denyagnosis

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee nye yag no sis

Sentence: Dr. Pepper (wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?) wondered why Phyllis came to see him at all. No matter what her test results revealed, it was always a denyagnosis with her. She refused to believe him and always said, emphatically, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" When he told her she had hypertension, high cholesterol, out of whack blood sugar, lung cancer from the 4 packs a day she smoked, cataracts, an ailing liver, arthritis, incontinence, a dodgy hip and a dicky ticker, she refused medicines and treatments that would extend her life. She always said, "That's not what's gonna kill me!" She was definitely a denyagnosister. As it turned out, Phyllis was right. Although 89 years of age and less than spry, she got herself involved in a steamy affair with a hearing aid salesman named Norman, who was 20 years her junior. He could not get her to buy a hearing aid, because, of course, she did not have a hearing problem (What? What hearing problem?). No, instead her best friend, Mabel, became irately jealous. She found out her toy boy, Norman, was flogging his wares at Phyllis' condo in the Rio de NoHairo Tower of their senior's home, Samuel de Complain Chateau. Mabel stormed over to Phyllis' swinging bachelorette pad one dark evening and opened the door to find Norman and Phyllis locked in a passionate embrace, wearing only their Depends. Mabel pulled out her Smith & Wesson and dispatched them both to that big Bingo Hall in the sky. A week later, Dr.Pepper attended Phyllis' lavish funeral and she had the last laugh when he read her tombstone: "I told you...That's not what killed me!"

Etymology: deny (refuse to accept or believe) & diagnosis (identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon) & No ( no means no; not in any degree or manner; not at all, never in a million years, no way Jose, fuhgettaboutit)

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COMMENTS:

the gunnerRio got her in the end. Brilliant! - galwaywegian, 2008-04-09: 07:19:00

Great word (first one that popped into my head this AM). Love the story as well! - purpleartichokes, 2008-04-09: 16:18:00

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