Verboticism: Increditulous

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DEFINITION: n. A team member who always shares the workload, but nevertheless tries to get exclusive credit for any work done. v. To temporarily suppress your own need for self-aggrandizement.

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Protemagnanimate

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: prō-těm'māg-nān'ə-māt'

Sentence: The project had to be completed, and for the success of the venture, it had to be seen as the success of the CEO; therefore, Bruce decided to protemagnanimate and put Gayland's name on the patent registration as the inventor.

Etymology: pro tem, for the time being; magnanimate, invented verb form of magnanimous, unselfish

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quite creative - daniellegeorge, 2008-04-30: 14:10:00

Excellent and natural blend. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:37:00

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Gleech

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: glēch

Sentence: John’s team at work is very successful. The only problem the group has is that their boss is a glory leech. He will gleech credit for just about any project that adds to the company\'s bottom line. He is also all too ready to ”throw others under the bus” when things don’t pan out.

Etymology: glory (high renown or honor won by notable achievements) + leech (a person who extorts profit from or sponges on others)

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karenanne The etymology could also refer to the "glee" that the boss gets from his evil deeds! - karenanne, 2010-07-02: 18:58:00

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Megoalie

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: me gole ee

Sentence: Stan Stun was the designated goalie for the Castor Raiders...a small-town local hockey team with big dreams. Although he had much help from his team, he took credit for any wins they enjoyed. He acted as though he was the one who shot the puck clear across the ice to the opposition's net. His team mates called him their megoalie behind his back. When they complained to him, he always bragged that the Stanley Cup was named after him and thanks to him they would win it one day!

Etymology: Me & Ego (myself;me me me me)& Goalie (the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal;part of a team)

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Increditulous

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: in-cred-eh-chyo-lus

Sentence: Brad liked to work with newbies because they were not savy to his increditulous ways. He would sucker them all into believing they were working towards a common goal, but really he would be lifting himself on the shoulders of others all the while pretending to be genuine.

Etymology: in, not + credit,the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person + credulous, willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.

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I worked with someone like that. They would be not much more than a cheerleader and then take credit for everything. - pieceof314, 2008-05-01: 10:17:00

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Grouphog

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: groop- hog

Sentence: Mark was such a grouphog. Instead of collaborating for the final victorious hug, he would misanthropically hog all the rewards for himself.

Etymology: GROUPHOG INSTEAD OF GROUPHUG group (a number of persons gathered closely together forming a recognizable unit; cluster band, tribe + hog (to grab greedily; to take all or part of an unfair share of

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Mewok

Moonstar

Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: Me-Wock

Sentence: Everyone in the office knew Todd was a Mewok. He always pitched in to do the work, and he always had an idea, but he left others to do the hardlabor or hardthinking, and at the end of the day, he was always right there telling the boss about "his" projects and "his" hardwork. In truth, the boss was the ONLY one who DIDN'T know.

Etymology: Me, as is My + Wok, as in Work.

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Stargrazer

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: star - graz - ur

Sentence: Aurora was a master stargrazer. She would hitch herself to those who shone brightly with ideas and would adopt them as her own. One of her most frequent victims was Alice who was vivacious, exciting and brilliant; and thought of as a "rising star" at work. You might say that Aurora was boring next to Alice....

Etymology: star (leading(p): indicating the most important performer or role), grazer (one who feeds on forages or eats), play on stargazer (a person who observes the stars) and in this case, steals some of their brilliance....

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mrskellyscl Nice! - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 11:54:00

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Thrushprickler

frozenpeas42

Created by: frozenpeas42

Pronunciation:

Sentence: That dirty little thrushprickler stole my idea!

Etymology: Thrush (n) - a yeast infection of the genital area. Prickle (v) - 1. to sting or irritate 2. To rise up in anger. Thrushprickler - irritating.

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Terrific word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00

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Amego

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: am ee go

Sentence: Stanley always took credit for his study team's efforts. It was like the rest of the group were his invisible writing team. The others were getting fed up with their amego, so they decided to pay him back. For this one particular project, they made up false data but were very persuasive in their report. Stanley grabbed the report, raced up to the front and presented the info as his own, thanking the little people who had helped him along the way. He was so full of his own self-importance that he failed to actually read the words and read them out blindly to the class. Imagine his regret at the report on the Bologna harvest from the those prolific baloney trees in Italy!

Etymology: Amigo (Spanish for friend or comrade) & Am (first person form of the verb "to be") & Ego ( (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind; an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others; your consciousness of your own identity)

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DrWebsterIII good one! - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:27:00

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Hardworkinghogger

Created by: monkey88

Pronunciation: hard-work-ing-hog-ger

Sentence: Sam had just helped his fellow team mates finish up on a project that they had been working on for quite some time now. It was due to be handed in the following day. Upon due day, Sam had handed in the project with only HIS name on it, claiming he had worked on the project all by himself. What a hardworkinghogger!!!

Etymology: Hard working (putting in your all) + Hogger (taking credit for everything)

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