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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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Defectitude

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: de-fect-ta-tude

Sentence: Sally's defectitude about her skills ensured that she would remain at the bottom of the typing pool for her entire career because she convinced everyone else that she lacked the ability to perform competently.

Etymology: defect: imperfection, deficiency, shortcoming + attitude: belief, outlook, approach

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Kaimaihestian

Moonstar

Created by: Moonstar

Pronunciation: KI-My-Hest-shion

Sentence: "You're such a Kaimaihestian" or "Bill was very much a Kaimaihestian, and loved nothing more than telling people about how he aand they would inevitably fail".

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Nokwando

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nōkwändō

Sentence: Nelson is not only a practitioner but is the grand master of a new martial art, nokwando. Rather than teach new skills, this art concentrates on what a student cannot do. His dojo is not finished yet and may not be unless someone else take on the project. Nelson even practices his art at work. When his boss suggests some action that he should be undertaking, he can almost always defer or deflect this effort with phrases like "I'll have take that under study" or "My predecessor never showed me how to do that".

Etymology: no (not any) + taekwando (a modern Korean martial art similar to karate)

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Flawedcaster

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: flawd-cahst-ur

Sentence: John was a prolific flawedcaster, but only Mary enjoyed receiving his weekly flawedcast -- everyone else deleted it right away. Reading about his problems made her feel strong.

Etymology: flawed (defective) + broadcast (to make widely known)

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COMMENTS:

DrWebsterIII Favorite so far. Truly fits! Esp. the verb - DrWebsterIII, 2009-06-09: 14:38:00

like it!! - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:27:00

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Satdysfunctional

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sat-dis-funk-shun-al

Sentence: Greg was tardy, lazy and incompetent. He was quite proud of his lack of drive and uselessness and his satdysfunctional outlook was worn like a badge of honour.

Etymology: Satisfaction - fulillment Dysfunctional - abnormal (behaviour)

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nice blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:23:00

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Vulnerabillisme

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vul ner abil is me

Sentence: Chuck sat at his desk telling Denise, the new receptionist, how his reports were brief and he was not strong in public speaking or doing up a presentation. She thought it very strange given he was the Marketing Director and he had to give presentations, public speeches and detailed reports all the time. His vulnerabillisme was cute until she figured out how much they were paying him to do so little, when she could do the job and be a success!

Etymology: Vulnerability (susceptibility to injury or attack; the state of being vulnerable or exposed) & Is Me (it's all about you...)

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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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Antegoist

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: ant'ē'gō-ĭst

Sentence: Marlene was an accomplished dancer and visual artist, and her mechanical skills were amazing. She could dance her way through a brake job or a tuneup, and her pin-striping designs were renowned. But she was such an antegoist that when Herschel asked her to help him at the hot-rod show she declined because, she said, "I'm just not a 'people person.'"

Etymology: ant, any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae [Middle English amte, from Old English ǣmete]; eg, var. of egg, as in to have egg on one's face, or to lay an egg; oist, practitioner of zero.

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Incompambition

Created by: pieceof314

Pronunciation: in comp am bih shun

Sentence: Jake was no stranger to incompambition. He learned quickly in his youthful slacker days that hard work and brains only stiffled one's rise to the top. If you become too important for your position, there is no incentive to promote you. Jake never put his best foot forward and thus he carefully fumbled his way to the top.

Etymology: incompetent + ambition

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Pessimeister

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: Pes - a - misetr

Sentence: Peter was such a pessimeister. He was always pontificating on the possible negative outcome and preached about his problems and flaws.

Etymology: Pessimist (one who focuses on the negative) + Meister (master)

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hahaha funny...like it. - mweinmann, 2009-06-09: 17:28:00

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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