Verboticism: Exerthaustion

'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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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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Falsilnicity

Created by: msterling

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Moilady

Created by: Tesla

Pronunciation: moil-a-dee

Sentence: Bob suffered from severe moilady, breaking out in hives whenever laundry was mentioned.

Etymology: Moil + malady

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Workondriac

Created by: Flixst

Pronunciation: wer-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: "He can't work because he's a workondriac

Etymology: work + hypochondriac

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Assistitis

Created by: emrldctygrrl

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Chorlapse

Created by: poptart9

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Sentence: He had a case of chorlapse when she asked him to help.

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Opossumism

Created by: ashelbane

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Possumuity

Created by: Alchemist

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Sentence: As usual, George was stricken with acute possumity as soon as dinner was over, and collapsed on the couch.

Etymology: from the north american possum, known for its ability to play dead when threatened.

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Olazitic

Created by: rikkyboy

Pronunciation: O-la-zi-tic

Sentence: If it wasn't for Fred being olazitic, he would've help around the house more often.

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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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