Verboticism: Praiserhater

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Defectitude

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-fect-ta-tude

Sentence: Sally's defectitude about her skills ensured that she would remain at the bottom of the typing pool for her entire career because she convinced everyone else that she lacked the ability to perform competently.

Etymology: defect: imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming + attitude: belief, outlook, approach

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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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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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Degretation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: degh-reh-TAY-shun

Sentence: Carletons sense of self worth was flimsy at best, bordering on nonexistent, and he would frequently abase himself in his self styled degretation, using verbal self abuse and humiliation.

Etymology: Blend of degrade and reputation

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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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Wreckedutation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: reckt - you - TAY - shun

Sentence: Warburton had a very flimsy sense of self worth and would often engage in wreckedutation, a form of verbal self abuse and degredation.

Etymology: blend of wrecked and reputation

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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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Perserfailing

Created by: steveo772

Pronunciation: per-sur-fail-ing

Sentence: Frank was persistently perserfailing in order to get laid off.

Etymology: Perservere + Fail.

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COMMENTS:

like it - Jabberwocky, 2009-06-10: 11:46:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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