Verboticism: Protemagnanimate

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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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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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Woim

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: woim

Sentence: Mike's boss is such a woim. In private he will tell him what a wonderful worker he is, what wonderful ideas he has created for the company. In public he presents the ideas as completely original and uniquely his own. If something is not received with open arms or fails for some reason, he is also very good at woiming his way out by announcing the idea's originator. What Mr. Steal-your-thunder doesn't get is that the ideas that fail are the result of his not really understanding them and mismanaging their execution. Perhaps some day the woim will turn.

Etymology: What's Ours Is Mine (acronym). Sounds like worm (a weak or despicable person) from Jersey

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII ouch ! Jersey - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:15:00

DrWebsterIII but i love the use of good acronym - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-10: 19:16:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:40:00

hyperborean from toidy-toid (33rd) street - hyperborean, 2009-06-11: 00:41:00

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

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

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Tempovashun

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: temp-O-VAY-shun

Sentence: After counselling in his previous job, Gordon decided that the only way to stay employed was to kudostifle his personal desires and give more recognition to his team mates. Unfortunately, he could only manage a tempovashun and within weeks of starting his new job he had alienated the team by reflecting all their glory on to himself.

Etymology: temp (temporary) + ovation (applause) + shun (avoid)

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COMMENTS:

another goodie - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-30: 12:21:00

I like it. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:33:00

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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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Kudosnagger

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: COO- doh - snag - uhr

Sentence: Mervin was a shameless kudosnagger who always made an effort to create the appearance that he was the creative and driving force behind every innovation and creation of his team.

Etymology: Blend of kudos and snagger - one who grabs or takes

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I think this was my favorite word. I used it today at work! - arrrteest, 2008-05-01: 15:59:00

Kudo-snagger or kudos-nagger, both sound good to me. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-02: 05:34:00

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Mewok

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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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Speculize

Created by: Tignor

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Sentence:

Etymology:

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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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