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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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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Prozactivity

Created by: scrabbelicious

Pronunciation: Pro-zac-teh-vit-ie

Sentence: Positive discrimination my eye!, thought Julie during her job interview, what I need is some prozactivity, these pills do pay for themselves you know...it says so on the packet.

Etymology: Bonding of 1) Prozac, brand of antidepressant favoured by actor Tom Cruise. 2) Productivity, daily pursuit of the gainfully employed or 10% of actors. 3) activity, type of collective movement engaged in by groups that gather in flurries, as in "a flurry of activiy in the office"

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An excellent example of prozactive problem solving! - jrogan, 2009-07-31: 10:38:00

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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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Traumaze

Created by: kirkaw

Pronunciation: traw-maze

Sentence: When Michael's obnoxious outburst at the Marsha resulted in her quiting the next day, to the delighted of the rest of the office staff, he was simply traumazed at himself.

Etymology: trauma - amazed

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Flawesome

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: flaw-sum

Sentence: when people mistook my nervous tic for well rehearsed break-dancing, it was flawesome

Etymology: flaw, awesome

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Good one. - Clayton, 2007-06-25: 21:15:00

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Luckjaw

Created by: jadenguy

Pronunciation: luk jaa

Sentence: His inability to talk made him a great grief counciler. His success rate was nearly 87%, with comment cards lauding his ability to listen.

Etymology: lockjaw + luck

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Nonplusplus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nänˈpləspləs

Sentence: The fact that Jerry was unsure what to do and accomplished little made him perfect for his government job. It turned out to be a nonplusplus. He even developed a theory and an entire unofficial training program entitled DYNAMIC INACTION in which you look very busy working in one direction only to reverse course before you get to any measurable goal. The net result; status quo. Not only do you NOT rock the boat, you confine all your activity to the dock.

Etymology: nonplus (surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react) + plus (an advantage)

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"DYNAMIC INACTION" - hilarious! Good word - splendiction, 2009-07-31: 18:01:00

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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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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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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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Ephobany

Created by: weyrlady

Pronunciation: e-fo-ban-e

Sentence: It was such an ephobany to realize he actually loved me for my friggatriskaidekaphobia.

Etymology: A combination of "epiphany" and "phobia".

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