Verboticism: Flegate

'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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Shillness

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: shill-ness

Sentence: Norbert quickly feigned a long-term shillness when he saw the lawn was needing cut and the much prayed for rain had not materialised.

Etymology: shill -> illness

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Shirkitis

Created by: Fleury

Pronunciation: sherk-EYE-tiss

Sentence: Bob came down with a sudden case of shirkitis when he heard the sound of the vacuum cleaner.

Etymology: "shirk" (to evade work) + "-itis" (suffix used in pathological terms that denotes an inflamation of organs

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Schlepoplexy

Created by: isopraxis

Pronunciation: schlep Oh plexee

Sentence: The task of filling a thousand sandbags is enough to give a guy a bad case of schlepoplexy.

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Lathazy

Created by: socialyabusd

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Cumbascuprity

Created by: dalilpimpster

Pronunciation: come-buh-scroop-rity

Sentence: The man's cumbascruprity disabled him from work today.

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Workolepsy

Created by: xCthonx

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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Workulosis

Created by: valhallan

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Sentence: i can't, i think i have workulosis

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Gluttering

Created by: Anctus

Pronunciation: Glu/te/ring

Sentence: And once he was asked to clean the toilet he fell gluttering to the floor.

Etymology: Gluttony+loitering

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Impossumate

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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Possuming

Created by: zeddhead

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