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'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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Narcoslothy

Created by: crazycarl

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I tried to clean my room but was overcome by a case of narcoslothy.

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Absintose

Created by: theantiipod

Pronunciation: Ab-sin-tose

Sentence: Oh don't get all absintose on me just because I asked you to vacuum the stairs.

Etymology: Absent + sin (without) + comotose

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Graftophobic

Chunk01

Created by: Chunk01

Pronunciation: graf-toe-fo-bic

Sentence: I'd love to help but I'm afraid I'm graftophobic

Etymology: Graft + Phobic

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Ergotoxication

Created by: mugwai

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Etymology: latin work(ergo)poison(toxica)

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Gluttering

Created by: Anctus

Pronunciation: Glu/te/ring

Sentence: And once he was asked to clean the toilet he fell gluttering to the floor.

Etymology: Gluttony+loitering

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Malachore

Created by: christoms

Pronunciation: Mal-ah-chore

Sentence: David was overcome with a sudden Malachore which caused him to feel faint when his mother told him to mow the lawn

Etymology: Mala as in Malady, for illness. chore, as in basic task

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Lazititus

Created by: frydfysh

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Ergasm

Created by: wattoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: When his wife asked him to mow the lawn, he ergasmed all over the floor.

Etymology: A combination of ergo (meaning work) and asm mfron spasm.

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Testostrance

jwalter32

Created by: jwalter32

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Sentence: Doris began to take advantage of George's testostrances, using those opportunities to meet Ramon inside of Baker's Shoes while her husband dozed on a mall bench nearby.

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Chorecoma

Created by: jsky20

Pronunciation: 'chor kO-m&

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Comments:

Divakar - 2006-12-13: 02:03:00
Hey guys...I'm new and maybe I'm misunderstanding something. It's called "verbotomy" but do our words have to be verbs? Because to me, this seems to ask for an adjective. I mean, "To fake a sudden..." or "To react with sudden illness..." would sound more verbish.

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 03:02:00
Hey Divakar, Any kind of word will do, as long as it is you can use it in a sentence. And the funnier that sentence that more votes you'll get...

verbatul - 2006-12-13: 07:54:00
Divakar has a point though. An attempt should be made to supply a verb when one is asked for (and still maintain wit).

BaruMonkey - 2006-12-13: 10:32:00
insofar as the name of the game is concerned... Verboseness, Verbosity (n) - An expressive style that uses excessive or empty words.

DarthWader - 2006-12-13: 11:53:00
I agree with Divakar... The definition begins with "To be..." not "The condition of..." Verb, verb, verb. Verb is the worb.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-13: 13:13:00
Hey Players,
As you may have noticed we have lot's of new Verbotomists. Welcome to everyone! We are working on setting up a grouping system, so that we can play in smaller groups... We will keep you posted, as we update the system! Cheers, James

warped - 2006-12-13: 13:40:00
Bah, I should read the list FIRST next time: I accidently ended up using someone else's word (shirkitis). Ah well. Also, grouping people into smaller groups would be great, it seems we got a flood of people from Jay Is Games...

wordmeister - 2006-12-13: 13:45:00
Hey read the sentence for Workumvent -- it's funny

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 20:57:00
Im pretty sure there is a real word for this...

TheCapn - 2006-12-13: 21:16:00
There is, its "Malinger"

- 2006-12-13: 22:12:00
DarthWader, "verb" also refers to words and speech, as in the words "verbal" and "verbalize," or as BaruMonkey pointed out, "verbose." Thus this game is not about the part of speech called "verb," but rather about words in general.

oxhead oxhead - 2006-12-14: 00:09:00
Bifurcated Rivets posted a link to your site recently. That's how I got here.

missparaguay1991 - 2006-12-15: 10:34:00
James you are geniatic! how didn't I think of possibilizing such a fun game! At least we've you! Congreetings!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2006-12-17: 11:54:00
Hey missparaguay, Thanks for the compliment. What really amazes me, is the super-creativity of all our the players -- there are so many terrific words and sentences! ~ James

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