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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Shirkacitis

Created by: emily13

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Lazyperform

Created by: 321JOS

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Sentence: All Spartans are lazyperform

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Flushidle

Created by: skelk

Pronunciation: Flush-iddle

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Conveniolesce

Created by: Trivigo

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Sentence: I knew that the sore ankle would give the chance to conveniolesce Saturday instead of mowing the lawn.

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Unchoreful

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: un chor fil

Sentence: "Every time there are dirty dishes your father fakes back trouble. As usual he is so unchoreful"

Etymology: chore

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Laboratose

Created by: gogogadget

Pronunciation: Lay-boor-a-toes

Sentence: When Sally's mother told her to finish her homework, a laboratose feeling swept over her, forcing her to continue watching LOST reruns.

Etymology: labor+comatose

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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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Broomosis

Created by: artbegotti

Pronunciation: broo-mOH'sis

Sentence: The last time my wife asked me to vacuum the carpets, I felt a wave of broomosis come over my body. Three hours later, I woke up underneath the couch.

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Workolepsy

Created by: xCthonx

Pronunciation: work/o/lep/sy (long o sound in second syllable)

Sentence: When things need to be done you can count on his workolepsy disorder to kick in.

Etymology: work + narcolepsy

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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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