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DEFINITION: v. To focus on your weaknesses, rather than your strengths. n. A person who is obsessed with their perceived deficiencies, and works hard to ensure that everyone else understands and appreciates their failings.

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Faulterego

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: fal - tur - ee - go

Sentence: Stephanie has a strong faulterego. Those who know her well realize that she is an intelligent, capable woman. She is so good at downplaying her strengths in favor of her weaknesses that at times, she seems like another person.

Etymology: fault, falter, alter ego (An alter ego (Latin, "the other I") is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when schizophrenia was first described by early psychologists. A person with an alter ego is said to lead a double life)

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2009-06-09: 11:08:00

DrWebsterIII Got my vote - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 13:33:00

Very good! - Mustang, 2009-06-09: 18:15:00

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Kaimaihestian

Moonstar

Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: KI-My-Hest-shion

Sentence: "You're such a Kaimaihestian" or "Bill was very much a Kaimaihestian, and loved nothing more than telling people about how he aand they would inevitably fail".

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Imperfectshine

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: im-purr-fekt-shine

Sentence: she reasoned that the world needed some ugly models and she would damn well imperfectshine her way to the top!

Etymology: imperfection, shine

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Well thought out! - TJayzz, 2008-04-29: 11:13:00

good for her - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:20:00

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Negacissist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: neg/ah/siz/sist

Sentence: John is the ultimate negacissist, always bragging and raving on about his weaknesses, short comings and inabilities.

Etymology: negative + narcissist

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Excellent! - Mustang, 2009-06-09: 18:14:00

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Antegoist

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ant'ē'gō-ĭst

Sentence: Marlene was an accomplished dancer and visual artist, and her mechanical skills were amazing. She could dance her way through a brake job or a tuneup, and her pin-striping designs were renowned. But she was such an antegoist that when Herschel asked her to help him at the hot-rod show she declined because, she said, "I'm just not a 'people person.'"

Etymology: ant, any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae [Middle English amte, from Old English ǣmete]; eg, var. of egg, as in to have egg on one's face, or to lay an egg; oist, practitioner of zero.

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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dare/og/ah/voe/cay/shun

Sentence: He made it his life's derogavocation to belittle himself as much as possible and present himself in the least attractive way.

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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Privatedefective

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pry vat dee tek tiv

Sentence: Yeah, she could not shoot, she did not take great photos and she had great trouble solving cases, but Sue Dopol Eese was a privatedefective. She fell asleep at stakeouts, she lost tails by being distracted with signs of upcoming sales and straying husbands and dishonest employees everywhere knew she was rubbish at her job. She could not find a lost sole in a shoe factory. She was therefore delighted when she was accepted for CIA Basic Training Camp...and she knew she would graduate top of her class.

Etymology: private(concerning one person exclusively or concerning things deeply private and personal) & (defective(markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior) & for rhyming: private detective (you know like Mannix, Magnum PI,etc).

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Nokwando

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōkwändō

Sentence: Nelson is not only a practitioner but is the grand master of a new martial art, nokwando. Rather than teach new skills, this art concentrates on what a student cannot do. His dojo is not finished yet and may not be unless someone else take on the project. Nelson even practices his art at work. When his boss suggests some action that he should be undertaking, he can almost always defer or deflect this effort with phrases like "I'll have take that under study" or "My predecessor never showed me how to do that".

Etymology: no (not any) + taekwando (a modern Korean martial art similar to karate)

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Flunkard

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /flung-kerd/ (pronounced like 'drunkard')

Sentence: Larry would often set low standards for himself and then consistently fail to meet those standards. As a habitual flunkard, Larry found that there were very few tasks entrusted to him at the office. Management, having noticed this, were quick to assume that he was quite skilled at delegating assignments, and offered him a promotion.

Etymology: Flunk - failure to meet minimum performance standards (English slang, from alteration of British university slang, funk "to be frightened, shrink from") + Drunkard - a chronic, habitual drinker (from Old English, druncen, pp. of "to drink"); Flunkard = a chronic, habitual failure.

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great sentence Tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:21:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-29: 23:23:00

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Surefail

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sure+fail

Sentence: He always surefails at the start, even before giving himself a chance to succeed at a project.

Etymology: sure+fail

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-01: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James