Verboticism: Laborfeign

'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: TheBocaj

Pronunciation: DOWN-for-thuh-KOUN-tuh-BIL-i-tee

Sentence: Steve was asked to clean his room on Saturday; however, when his mother checked up on him at lunchtime, she discovered he had contracted yet another case of downforthecontability, which put him out of commission until dinner was served.

Etymology: To be out for the fight [down for the count] when others are relying on you [accountability]

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Created by: Peppie

Pronunciation: ik-'sky├╝-z&-dent

Sentence: Janet had an excusident when her mother asked her to vacuum the room.

Etymology: Having an accident to be excused from something. Excused, accident, excusident.

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Created by: tritium



Etymology: Thesbo- and -lepsy.

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Created by: pianowiresmile

Pronunciation: Sik-trik

Sentence: Oh, that Theodore. He pulls a sicktrick at least three times a week!

Etymology: To feign an illness (sick), and pull a scheme (trick.)

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Created by: sleep

Pronunciation: as it looks

Sentence: As Tom crawled into bed, he watched in horror as his wife had a slackotic siezure.

Etymology: slack + psychosis

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Created by: BTornado14

Pronunciation: sis-e-SIC-ko

Sentence: Most people would call into work sick for a day of fun, but would fear being accused of being a sissysicko.

Etymology: a compound of sissy, someone who is not brave and sicko, a slang word meaning someone who is sick.

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Created by: chrisk2k7

Pronunciation: lay - zee - deh - th

Sentence: her husband was severly suffering from lazydeath

Etymology: lazy + death

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Created by: Coolfool

Pronunciation: "Act" + truist as in altruist.

Sentence: Don't worry, dear. He won't be such an actruist once the dishes are done.

Etymology: Derived as an antonym of altruism, which is an unselfish concern for others. Actruism is an apt word, as an antonym, as his actions are the opposite of those of an altruist, as his behaviour is a self-serving "act".

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Created by: coinstar

Pronunciation: im-pau-sum-ate (v); see also impossumator, impossumation

Sentence: "Forged over decades of daily performances -- whenever anything needed to get done -- Larry's impossumation skills were legendary throughout the entended family."

Etymology: Active rather than passive verb (defintion should be clarified), from the Latin noun "possuma", an intentional role or affectation based on the unique fight-or-flight behavior of the North American marsupial, the opossum.

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Created by: Stinah

Pronunciation: neck-crow-chore-ee-yah

Sentence: Dan suffered a severe case of necrochoria, and thus took preventive measures to ensure that he was always out of the room when dinner's done and dusted, and the dirty dishes sat there leeringly.


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