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End-of-the-semesteritis

noun; compounding
Characterized by a lack of motivation to work hard near the end of the semester, because one is exhausted from all of that semester’s work. This word has become quite conventional among college students, who feel a lack of motivation to work hard because they are exhausted from all of that semester’s work. This word may come about through analogy with the common neologism senioritis, which is also characterized by a lack of motivation to work hard because it is one’s last year in high school. Thus, my friend used this word to express the fact that he is becoming lazy and not working as hard as he should because he has contracted end-of-the-semesteritis.
 
We still have 4 weeks of school left, and I’m already getting end-of-the-semesteritis.
Etymology : end-of-the-semesteritis. Compounding of end of the semester + Greek –itis, 'disease or inflammation'
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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