Verboticism: Misconfidosis

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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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Derogavocation

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dera/vo/cay/shun

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

Etymology: derogation + vocation

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Defectionist

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: dee-fekt-shun-ehst

Sentence: Wilbur had at one point in his life been a perfectionist but over time after suffering some setbacks, he became a defectionist, concentrating on his perceived defects rather than building on his strengths.

Etymology: Blend of 'defect' (imperfection) and suffix 'ist' (indicates a person involved in the activity or field)

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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Manglomaniac

karenanne

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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COMMENTS:

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

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Downanshout

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Dow-nan-showt

Sentence: Mark knew he was a failure from the start, when he was expelled from nursery school at the tender age of three! But could not resist telling all who would listen about them. His reasoning for being a downanshout was that he would rather shout his failings from the rooftops before people around him discovered them for themselves.

Etymology: Down(depressed about ones own failures) an(short for and) Shout(to air ones opinions in a loud manner), down and out (one of lifes complete failures) =Downanshout.

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Becrutchery

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: beek rut shurr eee

Sentence: He was a master of becrutchery. His company car park was twice the width of his car. The technical department started his computer five minutes before his arrival. his colleagues did his photocopying rather than spen thje morning pulling crumpled staples out of the works. His father, the chief executive, was responsible for this shlepotism.

Etymology: begrudgery, crutch

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COMMENTS:

I think he works here - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:25:00

He's worked in several companies I have...how do they do it??? - Nosila, 2008-04-29: 23:15:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-30: 21:34:00

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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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Negatron

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: neg-uh-tron

Sentence: In the land of Transformers, after a sound defeat by the Demobots a new faction of Decepticons was formed; the Republicons. Their leader, Negatron utilizes a newly-developed weapon that allows him to dig in his heels in such a way that he can almost always block any forward progress especially initiatives from Obamas Prime.

Etymology: negative (expressing refusal to do something) + Megatron (Megatron is the founder of the Decepticon uprising and their most feared leader)

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