Verboticism: Tempovashun

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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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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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Raverobber

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /REYV-rob-er/

Sentence: Patrick was walking by the conference room when he happened to see one of the slides he'd created for the team's presentation from last week being shown on the screen, so he stopped and peeked in. Their proposal had been a big hit with the customer, but now Aaron, his coworker, was going over their presentation with the division manager and, raverobber that he is, Aaron was taking credit for the entire proposal, and for single-handedly winning the new account.

Etymology: Play on the word 'Graverobber'; Rave - extravagantly flattering or enthusiastic, e.g. 'rave reviews of a new play' (from Old French, raver "showing signs of madness or delirium) + Robber - one who steals; a thief (from Old High German, roubon "to rob")

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COMMENTS:

That was very Aarongent of his coworker to do...good word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:53:00

very creative and intersting word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:35:00

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Capoon

Created by: gotti1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The geek named Borj always capoons himself whenever he scores big in a departmental examination.

Etymology:

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Transferentialcreditation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: trans/fur/en/shal/credi/tay/shun

Sentence: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi tried to take transferentialcreditation for all the Beatles hits after the time they spent with him.

Etymology: transfer + credit + play on transcendental meditation

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mrskellyscl My orthodontist wanted me to transcendentalmedication. - mrskellyscl, 2009-06-10: 07:28:00

Fractured my tongue pronouncing it..great word! - Mustang, 2009-06-11: 02:48:00

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Credego

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: credIT+ego

Sentence: He credegos everything good that happens around here, not letting anyone else take credit, while never accepting any blame for mistakes.

Etymology: credIT+ego

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Bravohno

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: bra/voh/noh

Sentence: Bravohno, you nearly caught me - that was my idea after all.

Etymology: bravo + oh no

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Teampreyor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: teem prey or

Sentence: Newton was always a Team Player, until a deadline or final exams made him a teampreyor to his peers. Say your preyors!

Etymology: Team Player (one who is part of a group) And Preyor (a person who is the lead of an attack (especially to a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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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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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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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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