Verboticism: Opossumism

'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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Shmurg

Created by: tpm01

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Sentence: The son didn't want to mow the grass for his father so he decided to shmurg and have to stay on the couch all day.

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Malaze

Created by: verbatul

Pronunciation: Muh-laze

Sentence: The quick, brown fox jumped over the malazin' dog

Etymology: Malaise + Laze

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Feignt

Created by: dkrider

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Etymology: Feign + Faint = Feignt

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Chorecoma

Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Discociaversolepsy

Created by: kun2sang

Pronunciation: diSOsiaVERsolepsi

Sentence: his dribble stains indelibly recorded a sililoquy on a morbid disasociaversolepsy triggered by the washing up

Etymology: derived from Keanu R (private idaho)

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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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Lazyck

Created by: jgastald

Pronunciation: laizyck

Sentence: Mommy, Daddy got lazyck again...

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Grandmalaise

Created by: xcruser88x

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Sentence: Struck suddenly by grandmalaise, Mike dropped to his knees in front of the dirty laundry.

Etymology: Grand Mal + Malaise

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Shirkicize

Created by: MayorBob

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Pullasickia

Created by: deviant

Pronunciation: Pull-Ay-Sicky-aaah

Sentence: Internal inspection should be announced on the day of the inspection to invoid cronic bouts of pullasickia.

Etymology: From the pronunciation, to pull a sickie, taking time off work while faking illness usually to avoid an unpleasant activity or allow attendance of something more entertaining, like a few extra days on holiday or to cover for needing to do the dishes.

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