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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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Impedimeant

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: IMPEDIment+MEANT

Sentence: The only thing he exercises is his imagination coming up with impedimeants to get out of doing any worthwhile work.

Etymology: IMPEDIment+MEANT

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Offaldodge

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: OF-UHL-doj

Sentence: At the first sign of any worthless rubbish, two-minute-old trash, household garbage or scraps of meat not worth getting upset about, offaldodging Bob would turn a whiter shade of pale. Ready to do all sorts of things and make numerous excuses to avoid any task he thought even a little unpleasant, this offaldodger thought that he fooled others. However, everyone quickly saw it as nothing more than an obvious offaldodge.

Etymology: OFFAL:waste parts,refuse,rubbish, garbage; inedible parts of a butchered animal DODGE: evade obligation by cunning, trickery.

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COMMENTS:

Well that's just awful. - Mustang, 2008-06-18: 08:10:00

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Skillusion

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: skill-oo-zhun

Sentence: My son is a master at the art of skillusion. His latest task evasion tactic was to weedwhack all my violetto artichoke plants, claiming he thought they were just giant thistles, which, of course, they are.

Etymology: skill, illusion

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COMMENTS:

What a skilljoy... - Discoveria, 2007-03-29: 09:34:00

Been there only the skillusion in this case involved a Watering Can..or was that a Watering Can skilluding and many dead plants.... - ajcor, 2007-03-29: 17:32:00

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Procrasticap

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /pɹəˈkɹæstiˌkæp/

Sentence: The trick to picking a good roommate is not in finding one who is willing to do any chore but rather in finding one whose procrasticaps do not coincide with yours.

Etymology: From procrastinate + handicap

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COMMENTS:

I almost went with "Apathetes' heel." - ErWenn, 2007-03-29: 08:25:00

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Eschorew

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: es/chohr/oo

Sentence: Joe had to have an inventive and creative mind to come up with daily excuses to eschorew that which his mother had lined up throughout his summer vacation.

Etymology: ESCHOREW - verb - from ESCHEW (to shun; to avoid) + CHORE (a hard, or unpleasant task)

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Scooby Dooby Do eschorew? - Jabberwocky, 2008-06-18: 10:08:00

I consider "eschore" but "eschorew" is much better. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-19: 05:40:00

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Procignoration

Created by: PythianHabenero

Pronunciation: pro-kig-nor-ation

Sentence: His current procignoration is a professed inability to study for tests.

Etymology: "Procrastination" + "ignorance" with help from "proactive" and of course "-ation".

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Workastallic

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: work/a/stall/ik

Sentence: A workastallic never runs out of excuses for putting off chores.

Etymology: workaholic + stall

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Amnazya

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: amm nay zee a

Sentence: No one really understood how Speed got his nickname. He was fun to party with and could dance all night long (maybe that's it) but when the sun came up and it was time to "assess the damage," he always came down with the worst case of Amnazya. Does he really expect us to believe he's never seen a vaccuum?

Etymology: AMNesia: Partial or total memory loss. lAZY: Disinclined to work or exertion

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COMMENTS:

good looking word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-06-19: 05:46:00

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Circumevent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sir kum eev ent

Sentence: Brad was able to make garbage day a circumevent until he discovered one day that the new Waste Engineer was a cute chick. While she worked all summer taking away refuse, he volunteered to take out the family's garbage. But once September came around, he was back to his old tricks. She had gone back to school and there was no longer any eye candy removing his trash.

Etymology: Circumvent ( avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) & Event ( something that happens at a given place and time;a special set of circumstances)

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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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