Verboticism: Impossumate

'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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Morbidleness

Created by: elvisharwen

Pronunciation: morb-IDLE-ness (morb eye dul ness)

Sentence: He was overcome by a sudden attack of morbidleness after being asked to do the dishes.

Etymology: morbid: that of, or relating to, death idle: laziness, procrastination

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Impossum

Trystera

Created by: Trystera

Pronunciation: im-PAHS-some

Sentence: Shortly after Sarah asked Bernard to mow the lawn, she found him bedridden, playing impossum.

Etymology: Possum: Latin verb meaning "to be able" Im-: prefix meaning "not" "playing possum" : a defensive tactic of pretending to be dead so that predators have no interest in attacking

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Responsibilitis

Created by: Baruch

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Taskophobia

Created by: hvhtim

Pronunciation: tas-co-FO-be-ah

Sentence: taskophobia struck as soon as dishes were mentioned.

Etymology: task, -phobia

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Mehlaise

Created by: emelenjr

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Scruimatoniticalin

Created by: bunnyrounderupper

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Chorepox

Created by: lela2210

Pronunciation: chorh-poks

Sentence: He would have helped with the ironing, but he was struck by a crippling yet strangely short lived case of chorepox.

Etymology: chore: A small or odd job pox: A disease characterised by multiple skin pustules

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Drudgephobic

Created by: jstrange

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Sentence: Tom was always out buying new clothes since he was drudgephobic and could never do laundry.

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Slackout

Created by: Jonno

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Sentence: Being of a slothful disposition, Jed was prone to slackout during Spring cleaning.

Etymology: A blackout suffered by the slack.

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Lazividy

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Created by: ubgrud

Pronunciation: lay-ziff-ity

Sentence: We were supposed to do some springcleaning on the weekend, but were overcome by lazividy.

Etymology: lazy levidity

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