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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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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Incompetitor

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-COM-pet-it-tah

Sentence: Marty's ambition was to be the incompetitor of the month. So he launched into self-demotion at every opportunity until the entire staff was well aware of his every foible.

Etymology: incompetence + competitor

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COMMENTS:

on a roll petaj - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:19:00

petaj thanks jabber. I though blooprint was pretty good, but had my doubts this would be popular - petaj, 2008-04-30: 02:59:00

Nice word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-30: 21:33:00

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Misconfidosis

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: miss-conf-ih-doh-sis

Sentence: Jeff's misconfidosis could easily be explained by what he had seen around him. Whenever his bosses ever messed up, they ended up getting promoted.

Etymology: mis,prefix meaning "bad, wrong" + confident, sure of one's self + osis, suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting "a state of disease"

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COMMENTS:

The old addage here is F-up, move up! - arrrteest, 2008-04-29: 01:05:00

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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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Imperfectshine

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: im-purr-fekt-shine

Sentence: she reasoned that the world needed some ugly models and she would damn well imperfectshine her way to the top!

Etymology: imperfection, shine

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COMMENTS:

Well thought out! - TJayzz, 2008-04-29: 11:13:00

good for her - Jabberwocky, 2008-04-29: 12:20:00

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Wreckedutation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: reckt - you - TAY - shun

Sentence: Warburton had a very flimsy sense of self worth and would often engage in wreckedutation, a form of verbal self abuse and degredation.

Etymology: blend of wrecked and reputation

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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