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DEFINITION: n. A person who succeeds not because of their talents, but because they just won't quit. v. To firmly believe in your talents and never give up on your goals, despite the huge obstacles, snide comments, and repeated setbacks.

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Talentenacious

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: talətənāshəs

Sentence: It’s not that Jim is the best or brightest in his field. His skill is being tanentenacious. The fact that he can’t carry a tune with a flat-bed truck doesn\'t stop him from becoming a country/western singing sensation. His rugged good looks, back-up singers and technology by the truckload has gotten him far. There was that little setback last week when somebody called ASPCA to report an animal being tortured when Jim was singing in the shower, but he’ll get past that.

Etymology: talent (natural aptitude or skill) + tenacious (not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle)

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Hambition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ham bish shun

Sentence: Liza was determined to be a great actress. She starred in school productions through high school and somehow made it into acting school. Her hambition was to get into a long-running soap, but she was rejected because her acting skills were too over the top. She finally got a bit part in a movie, "Joe's Apartment", but only because she was the only actor who allowed them to put a cockroach on her nose...

Etymology: Ham (unskilled actor who overacts) & Ambition (strong drive for success)

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Persistalents

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pərsistalənts

Sentence: Some people have a talent for singing, some can play a musical instrument. Joyce has none of these. What she does have is persistalents. Once she sets her mind to do something, it would take an act of Congress to change her course. Nobody is surprised that her pet-of-choice is a pit bull.

Etymology: persistence (firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition) + talents (natural aptitude or skills) sounds a bit like pestilence.

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-11: 15:47:00

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Hotdoggedness

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hot dog ed ness

Sentence: Werner Wiener was known for his hotdoggedness. When the agency scouts came to a town near him looking for fresh new talent, he relished becoming their new Top Hot Dog. He mustard been born with a determined streak, for although he was small when born, like a cocktail weenie, everyone knew he'd soon ketchup and be as big a Wiener as his Dad, Frank. Werner knew he would have to rely on his hotdoggedness to win, because he was not as handsome or suave as some of the other wieners, although he was told that he had nice buns. He competed against a kobhasa named Garlic Ring, the Ukrainian Hamlet; a British banger named Todd Inthehole; a Brat (one of the wurst Germans he'd met) named Knock Wurst; a pair of sweet Italians, named Sal Ami and Pep Peroni (who were always casing the joint) and his wurst nightmare, a Spanish conquistador named Pepe Chorizo(they thought he was a Chile Dog), whom all the women loved. Although Werner sizzled in the talent portion singing "MacArthur Pork", minced around on stage and finally was named Sausage Idol, many thought it was because of his links to the Bologna crime family. Few knew it was because he had had a sausage roll in the hay with one of the judges, Hamela Anderson. But don't worry, he wore a condiment!

Etymology: hot (very intense,performed or performing with unusually great skill and daring and energy;marked by intensity or vehemence especially of passion or enthusiasm)& hot dog (someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself) & dogged ( stubbornly unyielding, persistent)

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COMMENTS:

Funneeee!!! - TJayzz, 2008-05-01: 11:16:00

Shazzaayammm! - Mustang, 2008-05-01: 08:10:00

That is an INCREDIBLY long and drawn out and extensive sentence! And now, thanks to you, I hunger for tube meat. Gee thanks. - daniellegeorge, 2008-05-01: 09:40:00

brilliantly done, as usual. - stache, 2008-05-01: 13:51:00

Good word; good sentence. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:30:00

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Nosensequitter

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: no/sens/kwit/tur

Sentence: Sally's philosophy was to aspire to be a nosensequitter who would never give up even if it was an unwarranted conclusion.

Etymology: no sense + quit + non sequitur (illogical conclusion)

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COMMENTS:

Cute word...to fatten the Latin! - Nosila, 2009-06-11: 11:00:00

great! - mweinmann, 2009-06-12: 07:47:00

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Determinut

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee - TER - muh - nut

Sentence: Ignoring the chiding and other insults about her pursuit of a singing career Marjorie had become absolute determinut and was not about to let anything keep her from reaching her goals.

Etymology: blend of determined and nut

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-01: 11:46:00

good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:38:00

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Unswervictor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: un-SWER-vick-ter

Sentence: The unswervictor's hero was Benjamin Disraeli, who once said "through perseverence many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure".

Etymology: unswerving (persistent) + victor (winner)

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Obsesstinate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ob/sess/stuh/nit

Sentence: Karen's obsesstinate personality drove her supervisors and managers crazy and so she was promoted quickly up the company infrastructure to get rid of her, not because of her business sense, or corporate abilities.

Etymology: some one who is totally obsessed with being obstinate - obsess (uhb-ses) - to think about something unceasingly, or persistently + obstinate (ob-stuh-nit) - inflexible persistence, or an unyielding attitude

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Excellent word! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 20:50:00

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Quixothick

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kwik soh th ik

Sentence: His quixothick opposition to wind energy despite widespread support and government support led many of his peers to think him a bit of a donquix.

Etymology: Quixotic, thick

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COMMENTS:

how gallant - Jabberwocky, 2008-05-01: 11:52:00

Cheeky Monquix...cute word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 21:24:00

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Personverence

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: per son veer ents

Sentence: Jane's coach tried to instill in her a sense of personverence. He made her do yoga with a cockroach on her nose. He thought if she overcame her bizarre fear of bugs, she could be a gold medal yogoist. Trouble is, coach never knew it was not an Olympic sport yet and so her goals were beyond her roach. He was obviously just a Roachcoach...if he taught theatrics, he could be a Stagecoach!

Etymology: Person (a human being) & Perseverence (the ability to be persistent, refuse to stop)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-01: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 4: "Persistence trumps talent". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Lesson # 4: "Persistence trumps talent". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-05: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James