Verboticism: Temporamortis

'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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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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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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Physick

k28en

Created by: k28en

Pronunciation: fee-sick

Sentence: As a noun: He is such a physick. His physick is acting up again.

Etymology: Physically Sick

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Failment

Created by: steev

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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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Laborcondria

Created by: gabngar

Pronunciation: Lay-bore-con-dree-uh

Sentence: Charley's laborcondria kicked in whenever he had to do his chores.

Etymology: Labor (work) + -condria (hypocondria)

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Workalepsy

Created by: alteredcarbon

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Lazipossumate

Created by: lennyjaxn

Pronunciation: Ley-zee-POS-uh-meyt

Sentence: The request of Mrs. Johnson for her husband to clean out the garage caused the unfortunate man to lazipossumate until she left.

Etymology: From the low German lasich - languid, and American Indian opposum - he who plays dead

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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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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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