Verboticism: Choronary

'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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Possify

Created by: squirrelian

Pronunciation: possify

Sentence: If Bill comes looking for volunteers just possify until he goes away.

Etymology: derived from "playing possum" combined with "ossify"

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Choresick

Created by: J03Yvanalstyne

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Disemptrant

Created by: Divakar

Pronunciation: diss-EMP-trint

Sentence: John the slacker quickly became disemptrant when his girlfriend Jill asked him to clean the apartment.

Etymology: dis (not) + employer (french for "employ")

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Laundochondria

rivets

Created by: rivets

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Chordom

Created by: Steerpike

Pronunciation: Chore-dom

Sentence: As Andy saw the list of tasks for this month's milestone he slumped in his chair, overcome with chordom.

Etymology: Chore + Boredom

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Hypolethargiac

Created by: misnomer

Pronunciation: Hi/po/le/thar/gee/ak

Sentence: The man was a hypolethargiac; the thought of visiting his in-laws caused George to come down suddenly with a very serious case of some obscure affliction.

Etymology: Hypochondriac; lethargy.

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Deadicate

Created by: flossie

Pronunciation: Dead i cate

Sentence: He liked to deadicate himself to avoiding all chores

Etymology: Dead/dedicate

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Sissysicko

Created by: BTornado14

Pronunciation: sis-e-SIC-ko

Sentence: Most people would call into work sick for a day of fun, but would fear being accused of being a sissysicko.

Etymology: a compound of sissy, someone who is not brave and sicko, a slang word meaning someone who is sick.

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Chorepossum

Created by: kafka

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Sentence: At the first sign of work relegation, some will chorepossum, or feign death to escape strenuous labor.

Etymology: chore+opossum

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Dodgeapossum

Created by: BrakX

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Etymology: Dodge (or skip outta) + possum (like playin possum)

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