Verboticism: Deadicate

'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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Created by: dkrider



Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt


- dkrider, 2006-12-13: 23:33:00


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Created by: Adamm

Pronunciation: Fay-tal-iss-iss

Sentence: "My brother comes over with a bout of Fatalysis at the mere sight of a dishcloth."

Etymology: A fusion of the words Fatal and Paralysis, as the "victim" becomes paralysed to such an extreme that a fatality is sometimes believed to have occoured.

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Created by: vincent

Pronunciation: Ill-ood

Sentence: Unbeknownst to his mother, little Billy would illude his chores at every opportunity.

Etymology: Ill + Elude

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Created by: sir67

Pronunciation: ur go sis

Sentence: erg - unit of work osis - suffix, disease or abnormal condition

Etymology: After being informed that the lawn needed mowing, Pat was struck within an acute case of ergosis.

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Created by: Robke22




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Created by: watts76

Pronunciation: door-man-toe-sis


Etymology: dormant = inactive, resting, hidden

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Created by: deviant

Pronunciation: Pull-Ay-Sicky-aaah

Sentence: Internal inspection should be announced on the day of the inspection to invoid cronic bouts of pullasickia.

Etymology: From the pronunciation, to pull a sickie, taking time off work while faking illness usually to avoid an unpleasant activity or allow attendance of something more entertaining, like a few extra days on holiday or to cover for needing to do the dishes.

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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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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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Created by: neruka

Pronunciation: Muh-laze

Sentence: The quick, brown fox jumped over the malazin' dog

Etymology: Malaise + Laze

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