Verboticism: Laborisavoidus

'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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Shwirk

Created by: ipswich78

Pronunciation: As it sounds

Sentence: He's just shwirking again...

Etymology: Combination of Shirk and work.

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Hey Ipswich78: Good word! I'm voting for it! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:38:00

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Dialokided

Created by: GreenBearAcademy

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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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Deathargic

Created by: Jhurk

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Sentence: "John became deathargic when asked to rake the lawn"

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Psychosomaticitis

Created by: janedoe

Pronunciation: pyscho-so-matic-itis

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Workdead

Created by: LostAccount

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W - LostAccount, 2006-12-14: 00:35:00

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Workitis

Created by: MShort

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Hypochondrelepsy

librarygrrrl

Created by: librarygrrrl

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Enbartlebize

Created by: markfenn

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Laundochondria

rivets

Created by: rivets

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