Verboticism: Disalmanate

'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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Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Created by: Puptentacle


Sentence: Obviously he is suffering from advanced disinterestation.


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Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: werk-sherk

Sentence: Bill was known for workshirking and never came to work on the days when inventory had to be counted.

Etymology: work + shirk (to avoid)

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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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Created by: zardoz




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Created by: danboaz

Pronunciation: dis-act-ivia

Sentence: Harold, afflicted with disactivia, was misunderstood even by his own family. He has been unemployed since '86 after his co-workers threated to walk-out if he was not going to be held accountable for not doing his share of taking the garbage out.

Etymology: dis: not + active

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Created by: misterdoug

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Created by: jonique

Pronunciation: maturaphobia (ma*chur*a*fob*ee*a)

Sentence: Daddy forgot to pick me up from school due to his maturaphobia.

Etymology: maturaphobia stems from the word "mature", which is to grow and learn over a certain time period, and the word "phobia", which is to fear something. These two words together create "a fear of maturity or maturing"

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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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Created by: akvoD3


Sentence: After repeatedly being told to do his chores, Jenny suffered from boreshock.


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