Verboticism: Workalepsi

'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: Drock

Pronunciation: pro-cras-ta-FIL-ee-uh

Sentence: When Bobby heard his mother ask him to clean his room, he felt another wave of procrastiphilia come on.

Etymology: Procrastination - to put something off. -philia - a positive feeling of liking

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Created by: pianowiresmile

Pronunciation: Sik-trik

Sentence: Oh, that Theodore. He pulls a sicktrick at least three times a week!

Etymology: To feign an illness (sick), and pull a scheme (trick.)

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Created by: talius

Pronunciation: Foe-stu-mus


Etymology: faux-fake posthumous-after death

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Created by: Mauserketi

Pronunciation: Fayn-ting

Sentence: Don't worry, Bob didn't faint. He's only feignting.

Etymology: From faint and feign.

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Created by: kenners

Pronunciation: Chore-a-bal-lism

Sentence: I asked him to take the bins outside and he was suddenly onset with Chorabilism!


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Created by: McWhoopass





This inflammation of the avoidance gland causes several overt symptoms that can be mistaken for illness, disablility, and in some extreme cases death. Caution should be used in treating victims of avoiditis as any percieved work on the part of the suffere - McWhoopass, 2006-12-13: 14:58:00

...sufferer could result in heightened symptoms - McWhoopass, 2006-12-13: 14:58:00


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Created by: ChrisCarrk

Pronunciation: kronik-work-ah-pay-shun

Sentence: Suddenly, Bob had an attack of chronicworkapation and fell down to the floor!

Etymology: chronic + work

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Created by: missparaguay1991

Pronunciation: /dismotionable/ like in english

Sentence: I yesterday asked my husband to built the furniture we bought, and he became absolutely dismotionable! -Is your new boyfriend dismotionable? -Not dismotionable at all!

Etymology: dismotionable (adj.) dis- from English 'disable' + motion- from O.French 'motion, from Latin 'motionem' + -able- siffix expressing fitness from Latin 'ibilis'

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Created by: wordbird

Pronunciation: hi-per-do-tee-i-tis

Sentence: His work gland became inflamed when she mentioned cleaning the garage, causing a near fatal case of hyperdutyitis.

Etymology: hyper-overreaction; duty-duh!; itis-disease

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