Verboticism: Skiveitis

'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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Futral

Created by: vladtheimpala

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Sentence: As the argument between his wife and mother degenerated to new lows, Barry remained futral.

Etymology: Futile and Neutral

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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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Workaphobia

Created by: kckflpsk8r91

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Sentence: I have such a terrible case of workaphobia that I once told my boss my entire family died to miss work.

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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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Effortaphobia

Created by: babel

Pronunciation: ef-fort-a-pho-bee-a

Sentence: Billy always felt a sudden rush of effortaphobia whenever the ironing board was near.

Etymology: effort + phobia

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Unenthuscious

Created by: beast

Pronunciation: un-en-too-she-ious

Sentence: That guy fell into unenthuscious at work yesterday.

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Assistitis

Created by: emrldctygrrl

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Hyperdutyitis

Created by: wordbird

Pronunciation: hi-per-do-tee-i-tis

Sentence: His work gland became inflamed when she mentioned cleaning the garage, causing a near fatal case of hyperdutyitis.

Etymology: hyper-overreaction; duty-duh!; itis-disease

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Travailitis

Created by: andystephenson

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Sentence: Work just gives me travailitis

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Chordom

Created by: Steerpike

Pronunciation: Chore-dom

Sentence: As Andy saw the list of tasks for this month's milestone he slumped in his chair, overcome with chordom.

Etymology: Chore + Boredom

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