Verboticism: Achilleshail

'You mean, it's okay if I'm a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak?'

DEFINITION: v. To suddenly discover that your most troublesome personality defect, for which you have been taking medication and/or therapy, is actually your greatest asset. n. A perceived weakness which is actually a strength.

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Flairure

Created by: fadedeidolon

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Etymology: flair, failure

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Benifit

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ben + ih + fit

Sentence: My epilepsy gets me a lot of work in industrial blending applications, so it's turned out to be a benifit.

Etymology: bene + fit (only I spelled it with an "i" instead of the second e, to distinguish it from the original word).

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Epiphaclick

Created by: bubbos

Pronunciation: e-pi-fa-click

Sentence: Tom acknowledges that Sally's stubbornness as an epifaclick for her career.

Etymology: epiphany + click, for it all to click in

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Profective

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Created by: Lapper

Pronunciation: pro-FEKT-ihv

Sentence: John was found to be quite profective when his lack of heart permitted him to be one of the country's top assassins.

Etymology: The prefix "pro-" and "defective".

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Bonusneurosis

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: bo-nuss-nerr-os-iss

Sentence: Viv discovered that her bonusneurosis actually enhanced her standing in the company....numbering all the photocopy paper saved the office money, which in turn led to her promotion.

Etymology: bonus (as in free gift, or reward) + neurosis (a relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment)

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Dumbskill

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: dum-skil

Sentence: In person, everyone thought Annie was a complete numskull. She was always chattering about whatever was on her mind, which was not too much. (She had the attention span of a gnat, and an addiction to celebrity gossip.) It was a dumbskill that she made the most of on twitter, where she had 1000 followers.

Etymology: dumbskull + skill

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COMMENTS:

They say, in order to 'keep ahead of the game' and 'to remain relevent in the workplace' workers should dumbskill every 5 years. - scrabbelicious, 2009-07-31: 11:41:00

The dumber the better... - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 12:35:00

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Achilleshail

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: uh-Kill-ease-Hayl

Sentence: Who knew that the fluctuting voice would be just what they were looking for in casting the commercial. Thank God for my Achilleshail.

Etymology: Achilles Heel-a (fatal) weakness in spite of overall strength + Hail-to acclaim

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Thatsitinsane

Created by: andrewa121

Pronunciation: "that's it insane"

Sentence: After interviewing candidate after candidate for our unique position, we finally found one who was thatsitinsane. Her quirks were perfect in every way.

Etymology: from "that's it", an epiphanic phrase, and insane, denoting a tenuous relationship with the rational. cf. "bat shit insane".

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Faultitude

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: fawlt-it-tood

Sentence: She displayed her stalking practices daily with her staff, sneaking up behind them, checking her watch each time she saw them away from their cubicles chit chatting with coworkers. This behaviour became her faultitude and discovered she should become a private investigator.

Etymology: fault (flaw, imperfection) + fortitude (mental and emotional strength when facing difficulty, adversity)

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Disabenefit

Created by: ziggy41

Pronunciation: Diss-ah-ben-ah-fet

Sentence: I was surprised to realize that my "anger problem" is a disabenefit that could make me tons of money. Dressing up as made-up people for "The Jerry Springer Show" is easy!

Etymology: Disability (defect) + benefit (an asset)

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