Verboticism: Koshmar

'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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Spontyrigor

solsticesword

Created by: solsticesword

Pronunciation: sponte-rigor

Sentence: The man succumed to spontyrigor with a sudden fit of coughs.

Etymology: From spontanious meaning unexpected and rigor mortise, a phase of death.

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Labourpained

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lay bor paynd

Sentence: Tony had always become labourpained when it was time to do the dishes or help with chores. Amazing how many of his afflictions were cured by a nap on the couch. His wife Nicole got the last laugh. After her surgery, she had the doctor send her home with a note declaring she could not do heavy housework like vacuuming or snow shovelling for the next five years...her spouse would need to take over those duties.

Etymology: Labour (work) & Pained (hurt or upset)

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Plamting

Created by: igho1207

Pronunciation: plam-ting

Sentence: Will you please stop planting!

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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

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Procrastideath

Created by: eotvos

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Responsibilityitis

Created by: ahwinters

Pronunciation: res + pons + ih + bill + ih + tee + eye + tiss

Sentence: Bill was rushed to the hospital when his responsibilityitis flared up; at least he didn't have to take the girls shopping.

Etymology: responsibility + itis

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Testostrance

jwalter32

Created by: jwalter32

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Sentence: Doris began to take advantage of George's testostrances, using those opportunities to meet Ramon inside of Baker's Shoes while her husband dozed on a mall bench nearby.

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Dormantosis

Created by: watts76

Pronunciation: door-man-toe-sis

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Etymology: dormant = inactive, resting, hidden

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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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Fakepassing

Created by: schubig

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