Verboticism: Emplochondriac

'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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Emplochondriac

Created by: Guthlaf1

Pronunciation: EM-plo-CHON-dree-ak

Sentence: Robert had a recurring problem - his emplochondriac tendencies surfaced every summer.

Etymology: emplo - from Latin 'implicari', to be involved chondria - from ancient Sumerian, to be conning yourself

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