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Noun: malingering  mu'ling-gu-ring
  1. Evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    "they developed a test to detect malingering";
    - skulking
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

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

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