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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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Slackerease

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: slak-err-eez

Sentence: Anthony out did his slackereasiness this time, he asked his mom to help him wipe his butt.

Etymology: slacker + ease (as in convenient)

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Jobstruction

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: job-struck-shun

Sentence: when ever the dishes need doing, i start to suffer from a serious jobstruction

Etymology: job, obstruction

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I guess it depends on the shirkumstances... - Discoveria, 2007-03-29: 09:29:00

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Chorepalsy

Created by: jedijawa

Pronunciation: chore-pall-see

Sentence: Billy would come down with chorepalsy every time his mom would ask him to do anything around the house, claiming inability to do the task.

Etymology: chore (task) + palsy (paralysis or condition)

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Responsibilityphobia

Created by: HipHop247

Pronunciation: res-pon-si-bil-i-ty-foe-bee-a

Sentence: He has responsibilityphobia because he cannot (or so he says) clean the cat litter box or mow the lawn.

Etymology: Responsibility/Phobia

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Immateurish

Created by: Loreshai

Pronunciation: Im-mat-your-ish

Sentence: Jake couldn't handle the news about the higgs boson because he was immateurish.

Etymology: immature - inexperienced due to youth v amateur - non professional.

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Incompoop

erasmus

Created by: erasmus

Pronunciation: ink on poop

Sentence: James always avoided work by making up things that made him look like an incompoop.

Etymology: i've no idea. I've forgotten already. nincompoop and incompetence I think

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Laxevasion

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".

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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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Empleon

Created by: ArtistInTraining

Pronunciation: EM-ple-on

Sentence: my husband can be an empleon when he 'doesn't know' how to wash the car.

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Abchoretion

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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Lazigcuse

Created by: mana1066

Pronunciation: lay-zig-quece

Sentence: My old roomate seemed to come up with a new lazigcuse every day as the chores piled up.

Etymology: lazy+ignore+excuse

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