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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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Flunkard

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /flung-kerd/ (pronounced like 'drunkard')

Sentence: Larry would often set low standards for himself and then consistently fail to meet those standards. As a habitual flunkard, Larry found that there were very few tasks entrusted to him at the office. Management, having noticed this, were quick to assume that he was quite skilled at delegating assignments, and offered him a promotion.

Etymology: Flunk - failure to meet minimum performance standards (English slang, from alteration of British university slang, funk "to be frightened, shrink from") + Drunkard - a chronic, habitual drinker (from Old English, druncen, pp. of "to drink"); Flunkard = a chronic, habitual failure.

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great sentence Tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:21:00

Great word! - Mustang, 2008-04-29: 23:23:00

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Moronicdud

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: mor-on-ik-dud

Sentence: Doodderick Doknowgood was such a moronicdud at work and was constantly pointing out his downfalls...as if he were a special kind of dumb.

Etymology: Moronic - a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment. & Dud - one that is ineffectual; also a failure, having little or no worth.

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

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Lackasavvical

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: lack-a-saav-eh-cull

Sentence: Larry, lackasavvical as usual, didn't want anyone to ask him to do anything since he seemed like he couldn't do anything.

Etymology: lackadaisical*(lacking+savvy)

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Privatedefective

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pry vat dee tek tiv

Sentence: Yeah, she could not shoot, she did not take great photos and she had great trouble solving cases, but Sue Dopol Eese was a privatedefective. She fell asleep at stakeouts, she lost tails by being distracted with signs of upcoming sales and straying husbands and dishonest employees everywhere knew she was rubbish at her job. She could not find a lost sole in a shoe factory. She was therefore delighted when she was accepted for CIA Basic Training Camp...and she knew she would graduate top of her class.

Etymology: private(concerning one person exclusively or concerning things deeply private and personal) & (defective(markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior) & for rhyming: private detective (you know like Mannix, Magnum PI,etc).

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Dorkmeister

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: DORK- my-ster

Sentence: We don’t need convincing – The self- analyzer… Who mocks himself daily’s A real DORKMEISTER!

Etymology: DORK+MEISTER= DORKMEISTER.....Dork: perhaps alteration of dick Date: 1967.....MEISTER: one who is delusionally knowledgeable about something specified; Yiddish mayster & German Meister master, from Middle High German meister, from Old High German meistar, from Latin magister.

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metrohumanx I'm not surprised that nobody likes the DORKMEISTER. What's to like? - metrohumanx, 2009-06-10: 05:52:00

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Manglomaniac

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Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: MAN gah lo MAIN ee ak

Sentence: Dexter Knott made sure that everyone knew how difficult most tasks were for him and how slowly he worked, so that they wouldn't ask much of him. He was a notable manglomaniac, pointing out how he would probably mangle whatever responsibility was laid at his doorstep, and then suggesting that someone else would do a better job. He made such comments as, "Why don't you give the project to Lee Derr? He thrives on 'management opportunities.'" As a result, he mostly got to slack off while his more capable and ambitious colleagues basically got used. In the end, since they were all on a set pay scale, they all got paid the same.

Etymology: mangle + megalomaniac

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Lee Derr...like it! - Nosila, 2010-07-03: 22:43:00

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Wimperfector

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: wim per fek tor

Sentence: Wayne was such a wimperfector that when he was absent, his productivity at work went up. His boss wrote on his annual review:"I can assure you that no person would be better for this job. We are very fortunate to get this person to work for us."

Etymology: Wimp (a weak person) & Imperfect(not perfect; defective or inadequate) & Perfector (a person who completes or makes something perfect)

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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dare/og/ah/voe/cay/shun

Sentence: He made it his life's derogavocation to belittle himself as much as possible and present himself in the least attractive way.

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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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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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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-04-29: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-06-09: 00:01:00
Today's definition is inspired by Johnny Bunko's Career Secret # 2: "Think strengths, not weaknesses". See: "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko" by Dan Pink. Thanks Dan! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-01: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by johnnybunko. Thank you johnnybunko. ~ James