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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Hypochoria

Created by: bozzerino

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Etymology: hypochondria chore

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Domesticitis

Created by: symemac

Pronunciation: Do-mesti-sightis

Sentence: Brad came down with domesticitis as soon as soon as he came back from a hard day at the track.

Etymology: Romans used to use this term when building their city. Anyone suffering from said illness was sent to the rack.

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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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Diebusy

Created by: labareda

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Jibberitis

Created by: katied

Pronunciation: jib (like in sailing) er (like when flumoxed) i (like one of the ones you see with) tiss (self explanatory)

Sentence: The lazy bastard has a severe case of jibberitis

Etymology: Developed from the word 'jib' which has multiple meanings, one of which is 'to refuse to comply', thus a 'jibber' is one who refuses to comply. The addition of the suffix 'itis' shows the excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on the art o

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Moilady

Created by: Tesla

Pronunciation: moil-a-dee

Sentence: Bob suffered from severe moilady, breaking out in hives whenever laundry was mentioned.

Etymology: Moil + malady

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Narcolazy

Created by: tenunda

Pronunciation: GNAR koh lay zee

Sentence: Why is Phil asleep? Oh, He's not, it's just and episode of narcolazy.

Etymology: "Narco", from the Ancient Greek "nark," which means numbness. "lazy" etymology is here: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lazy. The combination is an original construction.

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Vigormortis

Created by: boywondernyc

Pronunciation: viggerMORtiss

Sentence: Tom was overcome with VIGORMORTIS whenever asked to do anything strenuous.

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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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Helpochondriac

Created by: Bernmeister

Pronunciation: help-o-kon-dree-ak

Sentence: Everytime the lawn needs mowing you get a new disease, I think you're making it up you helpochondriac.

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