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Verb: malinger  mu'ling-gu(r)
  1. Avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    "They found that defendants in criminal court with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder were more likely to malinger memory deficits";
    - skulk

Derived forms: malingered, malingering, malingers

Type of: fiddle, goldbrick [N. Amer], shirk, shrink from

Encyclopedia: Malinger