malingering :

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  • n  evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    they developed a test to detect malingering
  • v  avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill

  • One of the major charges leveled against Nader voters is that we pretended - in some perverse kind of optical malingering - that we couldn't see the difference between the major .
  • By malingering was I admitted twice to this Soldiers' Home.
  • And down to the final day at Appomattox his officers knew that the way to get him to execute an order without malingering was to flatter and to jest, never to command too brusquely .

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