Verboticism: Downanshout

'I'm fast-tracking...'

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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Praiserhater

Created by: verbherder

Pronunciation: preyz-er-heyt-er

Sentence: "John, your memo moved me to tears. I never thought unisex restroom liquid soap policy could cleanse my soul as well as my hands," gushed Sally. "Yeah, but I always leave the seat up and use a baker's dozen hand towels before I even get going. It's a big problem for me." "Ugh! You're the biggest praiserhater in the whole office," exclaimed Sally.

Etymology: Don't hate the praise, hate the game.

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Moronicdud

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: mor-on-ik-dud

Sentence: Doodderick Doknowgood was such a moronicdud at work and was constantly pointing out his downfalls...as if he were a special kind of dumb.

Etymology: Moronic - a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment. & Dud - one that is ineffectual; also a failure, having little or no worth.

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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dera/vo/cay/shun

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

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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Satdysfunctional

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sat-dis-funk-shun-al

Sentence: Greg was tardy, lazy and incompetent. He was quite proud of his lack of drive and uselessness and his satdysfunctional outlook was worn like a badge of honour.

Etymology: Satisfaction - fulillment Dysfunctional - abnormal (behaviour)

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COMMENTS:

nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:23:00

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Misconfidosis

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: miss-conf-ih-doh-sis

Sentence: Jeff's misconfidosis could easily be explained by what he had seen around him. Whenever his bosses ever messed up, they ended up getting promoted.

Etymology: mis,prefix meaning "bad, wrong" + confident, sure of one's self + osis, suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting "a state of disease"

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COMMENTS:

The old addage here is F-up, move up! - arrrteest, 2008-04-29: 01:05:00

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Lackasavvical

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: lack-a-saav-eh-cull

Sentence: Larry, lackasavvical as usual, didn't want anyone to ask him to do anything since he seemed like he couldn't do anything.

Etymology: lackadaisical*(lacking+savvy)

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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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Pedantichick

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ped an tik hik

Sentence: Billy Bob was not making his transition from country bumpkin to slick city dweller very easy. He only opened his mouth to change feet and was known as a pedantichick, because he seemed determined to show off how naive and unsophisticated he was while going to college in a big city. He typified the stereotype of a big dumb farm boy. Case in point was when he was given a new protractor as part of his course equipment. He reckoned he wouldn't need a protractor, since he didn't have to plow the fields no more!

Etymology: Pedantic (marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects) & Hick ( not very intelligent or interested in culture; awkwardly simple and provincial)

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good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-11: 15:48:00

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Manglomaniac

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAN gah lo MAIN ee ak

Sentence: Dexter Knott made sure that everyone knew how difficult most tasks were for him and how slowly he worked, so that they wouldn't ask much of him. He was a notable manglomaniac, pointing out how he would probably mangle whatever responsibility was laid at his doorstep, and then suggesting that someone else would do a better job. He made such comments as, "Why don't you give the project to Lee Derr? He thrives on 'management opportunities.'" As a result, he mostly got to slack off while his more capable and ambitious colleagues basically got used. In the end, since they were all on a set pay scale, they all got paid the same.

Etymology: mangle + megalomaniac

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COMMENTS:

Lee Derr...like it! - Nosila, 2010-07-03: 22:43:00

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Flawplan

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FLAW-plan

Sentence: Bob spelt out his career plan with acronymical alacrity. It read: "F" for frustrating and thoughtlessness; "L" for lethargic and litigious; "A" for aimless and antediluvian; "W" for workshy and weaseling; "P" for plastic and procrastinating; "L" for lackadaisical and laconic; "A" for asinine and anal-retentive and "N" for neglectful and nepotistic. He was elected - maybe - for his honesty; or, more likely, by the "donkey" vote!

Etymology: FLAW: fault(s), defects, imperfection(s) & PLAN: to have a specific aim or purpose; a scheme or method of doing something put together in advance.

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COMMENTS:

petaj very clever - petaj, 2008-04-29: 04:58:00

Hmmmmm, is that a thinly veiled political swipe! - pieceof314, 2008-04-29: 09:44:00

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:22:00

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