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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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Speculize

Created by: Tignor

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Kudoleech

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: koo-doh-leech

Sentence: When he started his new job, Jerry was warned to stay clear of Tim. Tim loves to work on group projects. He will contribute little to the process, wait to see how it turns out and throw you under the bus if it fails. He will also try to take full credit for success. He is a kudoleech.

Etymology: kudos (honor; glory; acclaim) + leech (any bloodsucking or carnivorous aquatic or terrestrial worm)

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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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Excellent!! - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:09:00

Thought-provoking! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:36:00

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Esteemplayer

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: ess-teem-play-er

Sentence: Zane loved the weekly brainstorming session at Solutions Ltd. Gathering ideas from the group the esteemplayer would pass them on to the boss as his own, fulfiling both his self-worth and standing. His only worry was the boss finding out about these sessions!

Etymology: esteem - standing, regard team - collective group working to same aim player - member of team

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cute word - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:56:00

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Egognition

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ee go ni shun

Sentence: Gareth was an egognition. He turned up for his study team's meetings to put together their group project. He would always attend, but never contributed anything to the effort. He would utter solicitous phrases and join in the lively debates, but never actually did any of the real work. His team was therefore very surprised when he gave their presentation and spoke totally in the singular person about the efforts and sacrifices he had made to get the project finished. After the presentation, Gareth was about to learn that there may be no "i" in team, but there was one in "kill"!

Etymology: ego ( an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others ) and recognition (the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; giving credit to)

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Add "ignition" to the etymology, and you'll ignite Gareth's ego. A good, easily said, word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:57:00

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Taskmasterful

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Tarsk-mar-stur-full

Sentence: He sat back while the rest of the team worked their socks off, only to take all the credit when the task was complete. At the end of the day he felt so taskmasterful no-one could wipe the smug grin off his face, although there were a few who were itching to do just that.

Etymology: Task(a job to be carried out) Taskmaster(A person who will do everything to make sure the job gets done no matter what.) Taskmasterful = taking full credit

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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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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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Hijaccolade

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: HAHY-jak-uh-LEYD

Sentence: Bob targetted membership of winning teams like an elite-seeking missile. Determined to sit on the top rung of the ladder of success, he was unashamely prepared to hi-jaccolade himself to fame, fortune and, to arise Sir Robert, through stealing the limelight from others.

Etymology: HIJACK: sieze control, take over, to swindle & ACCOLADE: special acknowledgement, expression of approval, an award, honor, laudatory note.

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petaj I like this combination - petaj, 2008-04-30: 03:26:00

Catches the definition very well. Great verbotomism. May be best for the day. - Mustang, 2008-04-30: 06:08:00

very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:19:00

good one - Nosila, 2008-05-01: 01:52:00

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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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