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commodorified ([personal profile] commodorified) wrote2012-02-27 01:58

Skud is catching up on business correspondance

[personal profile] skud: I have a glass of bourbon which is nearly empty, and a google doc in which I am writing myself a recommendation letter.
[personal profile] commodorified: Don't forget to remove any sentences containing the words Acquitted, Squids, or Frottage
[personal profile] skud: already removed them.

Which reminded me that, as I am somewhat ill and in need of amusement, it's time for word games, specifically for a round of:

Action Verbs To Avoid When Writing Your CV


I'll start:

Defenestrate
Abscond
Strafe
recessional: an owl cup without a handle with tea inside (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2012-02-27 07:10 (UTC)(link)
Excoriate.
epershand: An ampersand (Default)

[personal profile] epershand 2012-02-27 07:11 (UTC)(link)
Capitulate
Appropriate
Throw [under the bus]
Complicate
Decelerate
Concede
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 10:19 (UTC)(link)
Levitate.
kd5mdk: (better than nerve disruptor)

[personal profile] kd5mdk 2012-02-27 07:16 (UTC)(link)
Polandate.
girlpearl: (doctors are mad trustworthy)

[personal profile] girlpearl 2012-03-03 19:06 (UTC)(link)
Well now, some of us can make a legitimate claim on that one.
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[personal profile] fairestcat 2012-02-27 07:20 (UTC)(link)
Conceal
Rescind
Remonstrate
Fling
Thrust
Shovel
azurelunatic: "#dw (yes, we can)" and a clenched fist (#dw)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:29 (UTC)(link)
Fist.

Trample.
Blow. (As applied to either fellatio or the whistle.)
Rend.
Flame.
Expose.
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[personal profile] thorfinn 2012-02-27 07:30 (UTC)(link)
Deliquesce.
Discombobulate.
Disembowel.
Deny.
Deliverate.

My brain is stuck on D, apparently.
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:34 (UTC)(link)
True story, so my high school buddy who microwaved the cordless phone that one time actually kept a katana in the trunk of his car when doing pizza delivery.

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denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)

[staff profile] denise 2012-02-27 07:31 (UTC)(link)
Explode.
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:36 (UTC)(link)
Incinerate.
Devastate. (Can be abbreviated to "dev" at need.)
Uninstall.
Erase.
Infect.
azurelunatic: Azz and best friend grabbing each other's noses.  (Default)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:38 (UTC)(link)
Contaminate.
Interrupt.
Backpedal.
Flee.
Ignite.
Erupt.
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[personal profile] dorothean 2012-02-27 07:40 (UTC)(link)
Exorcise, inseminate, transubstantiate, decorticate, macerate, impale.
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[personal profile] automaticdoor 2012-02-27 07:42 (UTC)(link)
Hey, if you were applying to be a priest, exorcising and transubstantiating would be perfectly fine!

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automaticdoor: a drawing of janine kishi from the bsc with the caption "janine kishi is unimpressed with your bullshit." (janine unimpressed)

[personal profile] automaticdoor 2012-02-27 07:41 (UTC)(link)
Shred.
Destroy.
Manipulate.

Boyfriend suggests: obfuscate.

(We are obviously law students.)
Edited (adding in one more word.) 2012-02-27 07:46 (UTC)
chickenfeet: (Default)

[personal profile] chickenfeet 2012-02-27 10:34 (UTC)(link)
boyfriend obviously does not aspire to a position in the Civil Service

Eschew obfuscation

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[personal profile] thorfinn 2012-02-27 07:42 (UTC)(link)
Also, do not abbrev. Analyst Programmer to four letters per word. Unless applying for jobs at NSFW organisations.
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2012-02-27 07:45 (UTC)(link)
LOL IRL!

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:46 (UTC)(link)
Neglect.
Forget.
Squash.
Shiv.
Catapult.
skud: (Default)

[personal profile] skud 2012-02-27 12:08 (UTC)(link)
Shiv is a great one. I have been having trouble thinking of good ones that aren't latinate, and that's the best I've seen so far.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2012-02-27 07:53 (UTC)(link)
Weep.
Intimidate.
Interrogate.
Accidentally.
Needle.
Break.
Hijack.
Commandeer.
Besiege.
oursin: A cloud of words from my LJ (word cloud)

[personal profile] oursin 2012-02-27 08:25 (UTC)(link)
Marmolise
oursin: Brush the Wandering Hedgehog by the fire (Default)

[personal profile] oursin 2012-02-27 10:21 (UTC)(link)
Absquatulate

Problematise

Catheterise (unless applying for a job in some medical sphere where this might be appropriate)

Cauterise

Amputate
whump: Big rocks from outer space solve many problems. (boom)

[personal profile] whump 2012-02-27 09:35 (UTC)(link)
Imminentize (possibly okay if applying for positions with security clearances)
wordweaverlynn: (wtf)

Twisted slightly

[personal profile] wordweaverlynn 2012-02-27 10:17 (UTC)(link)
Flense
Lobotomize
Drop (as in acid)
Impregnate
Spank
Augur

All these words could appear on my resume or on that of someone in my family.

One of my cousins spent three years flensing the catch on an Alaskan fishing boat. Someone once asked me how one might go about preparing for a career in peeling subarctic fish. "A degree in biology from the University of Chicago."

My mother assisted doctors in lobotomizing patients when she was a young psychiatric nurse. She also dropped genuine Sandoz acid for NIMH.

One of my brothers-in-law worked as a bovine inseminator,

Spank -- well, you may be aware I've worked as a phone Domme and as an editor for a bondage website.

Augur -- I've also been a professional fortune-teller.
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[personal profile] kayloulee 2012-02-27 10:24 (UTC)(link)
Kill
Devour
Prognosticate
Prestigitate
Stalk
Wield
Exculpate
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2012-02-28 06:39 (UTC)(link)
was this 'Prestigitate' meant to be 'Prestidigitate'? In which case, it would be greatly appreciated when applying as a magician, but likely, not so much otherwise. XD

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[personal profile] northern 2012-02-27 10:48 (UTC)(link)
Vivisect.
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[personal profile] nenya_kanadka 2012-02-27 11:21 (UTC)(link)
Hypnotise
Coagulate
Eternally damn
Pester
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[personal profile] zingerella 2012-02-27 14:42 (UTC)(link)
I actually do use "pester" in cover letters: I'm a project manager, and a major part of my job is pestering people so charmingly that they don't feel pestered, in order to get them to give me their stuff by the deadlines to which they agreed in the first place.

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[personal profile] ell 2012-02-27 11:40 (UTC)(link)
Skeletonize.

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