Verboticism: Mignify

'I'm fast-tracking...'

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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Flawplan

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: FLAW-plan

Sentence: Bob spelt out his career plan with acronymical alacrity. It read: "F" for frustrating and thoughtlessness; "L" for lethargic and litigious; "A" for aimless and antediluvian; "W" for workshy and weaseling; "P" for plastic and procrastinating; "L" for lackadaisical and laconic; "A" for asinine and anal-retentive and "N" for neglectful and nepotistic. He was elected - maybe - for his honesty; or, more likely, by the "donkey" vote!

Etymology: FLAW: fault(s), defects, imperfection(s) & PLAN: to have a specific aim or purpose; a scheme or method of doing something put together in advance.

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COMMENTS:

petaj very clever - petaj, 2008-04-29: 04:58:00

Hmmmmm, is that a thinly veiled political swipe! - pieceof314, 2008-04-29: 09:44:00

love the sentence - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:22:00

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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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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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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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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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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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Dorkmeister

metrohumanx

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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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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Mignify

Created by: Pyrrhocephalous

Pronunciation: Mig'-nif-ai

Sentence: "Could you wash the dishes for me, dear?" "Sure, Mommy! Hopefully I won't drop any like I did yesterday. Or bend the spoods too hard. Or accidently toss any on Fluffball..." "Actually, Suzie, why don't you go play with your friends? I can wash them" Suzie successfully mignified her way out of doing the dishes.

Etymology: Minimum + Magnify, since a mignifier is magnifying his minimum ability.

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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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