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underachiever

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunderachieverun‧der‧a‧chiev‧er /ˌʌndərəˈtʃiːvə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 GOOD ENOUGH#someone who does not do as well at school or at work as they could do if they worked harderunderachieve verb [intransitive]underachievement noun [uncountable]
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underachieverThere were moments when the 1. 8T Quattro behaved as an underachiever.How do educators determine if a child is an underachiever?Usually, he is shy, a loner, an underachiever who may feel dominated by his regular partner.His presence goes a long way toward explaining why the Seahawks have gone from early-season underachievers to playoff contenders.Unfortunately for our beloved Sean Elliott, the Spurs are notoriously soft underachievers come playoff time.
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