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Wordsmith: Firestarter

     Print Edition: Feb 5, 2012

What it means: Someone who exaggerates work situations and calls resolution meetings to emerge heroic.

Origin: The word became popular in organisations in the 1990s long after the release of Stephen King's novel of the same name.

Usage:
"We have spent many hours resolving a non-existent problem because of our firestarter colleague."

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