Verboticism: Graftophobic

'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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Exertiontosis

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: ex-ur-shun-to-sis

Sentence: your dad is suffering from exertiontosis again but he should be feeling better after we clean the house.

Etymology: exertion: to expend energy performing a task. tosis: suffix for physical afflictions.

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Hypochondrasicalia

Created by: ArsMajika

Pronunciation: HIGH-po-KOHN-dra-SIK-ah-lia

Sentence: "Unfortunately, Albert could not mow the lawn when asked, as he contracted a sudden case of Hypochondrasicalia"

Etymology: Derived from Hypochondriac and Lackadaisical.

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Shirkolepsy

Created by: Sissyphus

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Sentence: Meg had a shirkoleptic fit after the beer was gone and it was time to carry the boxes downstairs.

Etymology: shirk(avoid duty) + lepsy(seizure)

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COMMENTS:

Good Word Siss! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:39:00

oxhead First time user here. I have to say, after seeing this word, I can tell I'm in the big leagues. It's a beautiful funny word. - oxhead, 2006-12-13: 17:22:00

erasmus top word. Hits the nail on the head. - erasmus, 2006-12-18: 07:07:00

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Ditchitis

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: dich/i/tis

Sentence: Thankfully, a severe attack of "Ditchitis" happened to prevent him from having to clean out the platypus pond bowl, mend his well-worn long-johns, and fix a broken teapot for his spouse.

Etymology: ditch: duck or avoid at all costs + itis: a disease of convenience

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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

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Workalepsi

Created by: Dancebert

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Ergosis

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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Lazyck

Created by: jgastald

Pronunciation: laizyck

Sentence: Mommy, Daddy got lazyck again...

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Travailitis

Created by: andystephenson

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Sentence: Work just gives me travailitis

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