Verboticism: Tempopossumitis

'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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Ortatize

Created by: Lyokia

Pronunciation: Ort-a-tyze

Sentence: He ortatized as soon as he heard the word "dishes".

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Avoidachore

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Mortifugaciousness

oxhead

Created by: oxhead

Pronunciation: I think the two words, mortify and fugacious, flow well into each other

Sentence: He's suffering a bout of mortifugaciousness.

Etymology: Latin...mors, mort: death fugax > fugacious: temporary

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Workermortis

Created by: Morganio

Pronunciation: worker-mort-iss

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Etymology: From worker: a person who works and Mortis: Death, dying

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Fludiddle

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: flew-diddle

Sentence: I get the fluddidle every weekend when my wife asks me to clean up the yard.

Etymology: flu-do-diddle

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Choredeath

Created by: desman

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Slave

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Fauxsthumous

Created by: talius

Pronunciation: Foe-stu-mus

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Etymology: faux-fake posthumous-after death

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Malingerist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ma ling er ist

Sentence: Freddie reapplied the same acting skills as a malingerist to his wife that he had to his mother. Each chore that needed avoiding brought on different symptoms: The Vaccuuming Vapours,Dishes Disorder, Housework Handicap, Infant Care Infirmity; Shopping Sickness, Laundry Lameness and WashDay Wanness. The only known cures were a few words in his ear and a boot up his backside.

Etymology: Malinger (to avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill)& -ist (suffix for: practicing a particular skill or profession or following a particular belief or school of thought...ie: idealist)

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Necrolepsy

Created by: GhostShip

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