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'But I don't know how to take out the garbage!'

DEFINITION: n. A specialized inability, or area of "chosen incompetency", based on an individual's need to avoid certain unpleasant tasks. v. To avoid responsibility by claiming incompetence.

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Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: lacks-i-vay-shun

Sentence: Capone's laxevasion meant he never buried the bodies himself- he proclaimed himself especially inept at digging, or indeed using any garden implement.

Etymology: From "lax" and "evasion" and of course "tax evasion" which, though wrong, is probably the kinda crime we all wish we could get away with. Also nods at "lacksidaisical".


hmm...doesn't laxevasion suggest you're evading laxness which would prompt you to embrace unpleasant tasks - I do like the sound of the word though - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-29: 11:22:00

Aint you never heard of a double negative- they're doubly negative. The Spanish love them. - Bulletchewer, 2007-03-29: 11:31:00


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Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: chor/ee/no/grafee

Sentence: With the proper chorenography he skirted every chore in the house

Etymology: choreography + chore + NO

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: SHIRK-mast-e-ree

Sentence: Neville Nogood's shirkmastery was his inability to stop gagging when the prospect of cleaning the toilet became likely.

Etymology: shirk (evade responsibility) + mastery (consumate skill)


Is that Upta's brother? - Alchemist, 2007-03-29: 07:11:00


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Created by: CharlieB

Pronunciation: in-com-pre-tense

Sentence: Marcus expended more effort on his displays of incompretence than he would have done on actually finishing off his chores. He was a real laboor.

Etymology: incompetence (lack of ability) + pretence (the act of pretending; a false claim)

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Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: In-com-pree-tense

Sentence: Jack's incompretence fooled everyone except his mother, who was not convinced by his excuse that he could play tennis left-handed instead of taking out the trash.

Etymology: Incompetence + pretence


Very good!! - purpleartichokes, 2007-03-29: 10:25:00

I like it. - ErWenn, 2007-03-29: 15:24:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2007-03-29: 16:03:00

Very clever! - jedijawa, 2007-03-30: 05:51:00

Love it! I've been incomptretent many a time! - simplysimon, 2007-04-02: 10:10:00


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Created by: arlouxo

Pronunciation: in/na/voïd

Sentence: "You're such an inavoid!" "I'm not inavoiding this, it's just true!"

Etymology: a mix of "incompetence" and "avoidance".

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Created by: sedatedeyes209

Pronunciation: tahsk-knee-see-yah

Sentence: My husband's tasknesia sets in whenever I ask him to mow the lawn.

Etymology: task+amnesia


like it! - galwaywegian, 2007-03-29: 06:39:00


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Created by: metapsyche


Sentence: Cleaning the toilet is my decapability.

Etymology: de (removed) + capability (ability to perform a task) = Intentional and self-imposed incapability

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Created by: azazn

Pronunciation: Ab-chore-shin

Sentence: Saturday is chore day? I think I'm going to need an 'abchoretion' that day.

Etymology: abortion: failure in or of a plan. chore: the everyday housework. chore is stuck in at the 'or' sound in abortion

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Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: diss-chore-durr

Sentence: There is a growing, rampant dischoreder among teenagers which disables them from completing their required tasks.

Etymology: disorder + chore

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