Verboticism: Unenthuscious

'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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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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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ma ling er ist

Sentence: Freddie reapplied the same acting skills as a malingerist to his wife that he had to his mother. Each chore that needed avoiding brought on different symptoms: The Vaccuuming Vapours,Dishes Disorder, Housework Handicap, Infant Care Infirmity; Shopping Sickness, Laundry Lameness and WashDay Wanness. The only known cures were a few words in his ear and a boot up his backside.

Etymology: Malinger (to avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill)& -ist (suffix for: practicing a particular skill or profession or following a particular belief or school of idealist)

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Created by: Jester

Pronunciation: DuL-CHaw-X-ia

Sentence: Dave was suddenly struck down with dullchorexia when his wife mentioned that the shelves had not been put up.


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Created by: jennypenny210

Pronunciation: tempohpossuhmitis

Sentence: play dead till all the work is done


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Created by: Adamm

Pronunciation: Fay-tal-iss-iss

Sentence: "My brother comes over with a bout of Fatalysis at the mere sight of a dishcloth."

Etymology: A fusion of the words Fatal and Paralysis, as the "victim" becomes paralysed to such an extreme that a fatality is sometimes believed to have occoured.

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Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: wash-e-8

Sentence: Just the thought of having to do all that laundry washeated me, and I spent the next 2 hours worshipping the porcelain deity.

Etymology: from nauseate and wash

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Created by: LenhardtLac


Sentence: Daddy's sure to have choreache this time of day...

Etymology: chore+ache -dah! simple as that...

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Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: ah-werk-voyd

Sentence: Whenever big projects were on deck and his boss began to assign work, he began to plan his aworkvoid strategy. The next day he would announce to the team that he had strep throat, H1N1, and pneumonia all at once. Thus the 5 week absence began. Obviously when he came back to work all the projects were complete.

Etymology: avoid + work

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Created by: boutros9




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Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: shill-ness

Sentence: Norbert quickly feigned a long-term shillness when he saw the lawn was needing cut and the much prayed for rain had not materialised.

Etymology: shill -> illness

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