Verboticism: Defectitude

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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Surefail

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: sure+fail

Sentence: He always surefails at the start, even before giving himself a chance to succeed at a project.

Etymology: sure+fail

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Degretation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: degh-reh-TAY-shun

Sentence: Carletons sense of self worth was flimsy at best, bordering on nonexistent, and he would frequently abase himself in his self styled degretation, using verbal self abuse and humiliation.

Etymology: Blend of degrade and reputation

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Negacissist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: neg/ah/siz/sist

Sentence: John is a negacissist always telling everyone his weaknesses, short comings and inabilities.

Etymology: negative + narcissist

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Good one. - Mustang, 2008-04-29: 23:24:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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