Verboticism: Feignt

'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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Diebusy

Created by: labareda

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Comapose

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: koh-ma-poz

Sentence: Mitchell would go completely comapose whenever his wife asked him to do any chores around the house. This was relatively benign, until one day when they were driving home from cottage, and his wife thoughtlessly asked him if he could cut the grass when they got back to the city. He had just pulled into the passing lane, when he lost consciousness...

Etymology: comatose + pose (i.e. fake posture, stand still and do nothing)

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A Coma-ly word indeed! - Nosila, 2009-08-03: 22:58:00

great work, jrogan....you get my vote. - mweinmann, 2009-08-04: 07:34:00

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Lazyperform

Created by: 321JOS

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Sentence: All Spartans are lazyperform

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Travailitis

Created by: andystephenson

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Sentence: Work just gives me travailitis

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Eschewitis

Created by: sisternyx

Pronunciation: es-shoo-i-tis

Sentence: Mom said the reason Dad has a headache every Saturday and can't go to grandma's house with us is that he has eschewitis.

Etymology: eschew itis

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Lethargiscape

Created by: Rocky

Pronunciation: Le|tharg|i|scape

Sentence: Your daddy comitted 1st degree lethargiscape when confronted with the honey-do list.

Etymology: Lethargy | Escape

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Shirkolepsy

Created by: Sissyphus

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Sentence: Meg had a shirkoleptic fit after the beer was gone and it was time to carry the boxes downstairs.

Etymology: shirk(avoid duty) + lepsy(seizure)

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COMMENTS:

Good Word Siss! - wordmeister, 2006-12-13: 13:39:00

oxhead First time user here. I have to say, after seeing this word, I can tell I'm in the big leagues. It's a beautiful funny word. - oxhead, 2006-12-13: 17:22:00

erasmus top word. Hits the nail on the head. - erasmus, 2006-12-18: 07:07:00

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Dodgeapossum

Created by: BrakX

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Etymology: Dodge (or skip outta) + possum (like playin possum)

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Dullchorexia

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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Deathargic

Created by: Jhurk

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Sentence: "John became deathargic when asked to rake the lawn"

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