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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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Laborophobia

Created by: johnnyrockett

Pronunciation: Lay-boar-o-fo-bee-a

Sentence: The moment he heard the vacuum cleaner, he felt laborophobic.

Etymology: Combination of Labor (work) and phobia (an unrealistic fear.)

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Workaphobic

electronicfly

Created by: electronicfly

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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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Laziphasia

Created by: TheGentleSherpa

Pronunciation: Lay-Zee-Fay-Shi-Ah

Sentence: When asked to get off the couch so the crumbs could be collected for recycling, Stan was struck immobile by his overwhelming sense of Laziphasia.

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Skivitis

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: sky-vy-tus

Sentence: Ironing is impossible for sufferers of skivitis.

Etymology: From "skive" which means to dodge work or skip school.

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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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Workolepsy

Created by: Wriiight

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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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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Taskphyxiate

Created by: DarthWader

Pronunciation: task fix ee 8

Sentence: Daddy was taskphyxiated by the piling snow in the driveway.

Etymology: task (work, business, havings-to-do) + asphyxiate (to kill by depriving of air)

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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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