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'See! See! I was right, wasn't I!'

DEFINITION: n., The immense sense of self-satisfaction the one gets from winning a pointless argument. v., To be so addicted to proving yourself right that you argue compulsively, and endlessly, about anything and everything.

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Argurrhea

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: ahr-gyoo-REE-uh

Sentence: "There's no word in the English language to describe that bastard's bavardage. But a good start would be yakkety-hack, egorrhea, argurrhea...." yelled Roxie's father, an avid verbotomist, who could no longer tolerate Bob's bodacious and eristic ways.

Etymology: Blend of "ARGU" of argumentive & "RRHEA" of logorrhea, diarrhea. 2. Bastard - strictly "OZ" usage.

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COMMENTS:

very useful word - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 10:37:00

Clever! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 12:57:00

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Pettisessive

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pet/ti/sess/ive

Sentence: Jack is pettisessive. He must be right about everything he says and will argue his point no matter how silly it is until you give up. Then he will cheer for himself and dance around.

Etymology: pettifog (argue) + petty (trival) + obsessive

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Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:11:00

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Disputin

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: disˈpyoōtin

Sentence: Victor's detractors referred to him as Disputin. He seemed to revel in any opportunity to jump in on a debate. Whatever opinion someone expressed, he was all too ready to take up the opposing argument. It didn't matter how trivial the point, he would hammer his rival into submission. The only thing worse his assault was the gloating that followed.

Etymology: dispute (a disagreement, argument, or debate) + Rasputin (Russian monk. He exerted great influence over Tsar Nicholas II and his family during World War I known for his powers of elocution)

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COMMENTS:

Can't argue over a dispute about Rasputin.... - Mustang, 2008-11-10: 06:55:00

Very interesting blend - OZZIEBOB, 2008-11-11: 03:45:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:01:00

simple yet so meaningful.... - rombus, 2008-11-11: 10:52:00

libertybelle excellent word!! This is one for the dictionary! - libertybelle, 2008-11-11: 12:28:00

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Needleglee

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Nee-del-gl-ee

Sentence: Joe just loved to needleglee everyone by provoking an argument just so that he could get his point of view across. He wouldn't give up until they got so fed up that they eventually let him think that he had won. Best of all was arguing with his six year old daughter as he could always guarantee he would win.

Etymology: Needle(provoke by antagonism,hostility) + Glee(great delight,smug satisfaction) = Needleglee

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very nice - Jabberwocky, 2008-11-11: 08:06:00

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Stubbornthusiasm

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /stub-ern-thoo'-zee-az-uhm/

Sentence: Matt smiled with stubbornthusiasm, or tried to, as he picked up his teeth, because he just knew he was right — his favorite player had been fouled in the finals, so the other team's win in the championships was null and void as far as he was concerned, no matter what that big, hairy, drunk guy with the big knuckles said.

Etymology: stubborn - tenaciously unwilling to yield (c.1386, of uncertain origin) + enthusiasm - great excitement or interest in a subject or cause (Greek, enthousiasmós "god-possessed")

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funny - Jabberwocky, 2008-01-11: 11:01:00

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Preposterotica

Created by: treehous

Pronunciation: \pri-ˈpäs-t-i-ˈrä-ti-kə\ (pre-pos-tur-ott-ika)

Sentence: Joe felt a brief wave of preposterotica as his wife finally admitted he might be right.

Etymology: preposterous- from Latin præposterus "absurd, contrary to nature" erotica- from French érotique, from Greek erotikos, from eros (gen. erotos) "sexual love"

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Malerckal

Created by: courty3303

Pronunciation: Muh-ler-cal

Sentence: I malerckaled my husband.

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Rayvondaism

Created by: mezebra

Pronunciation: Ray - von - dah - ism

Sentence: Sue's rayvondaism always gets in the way of meaningful conversation.

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Obsessattest

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ob-SESS-eh-test

Sentence: Whenever making any kind of point in an argument or discussion, Calvin would obsessattest at length until his audience would give in whether or not they agreed with him.

Etymology: Blend of 'obsess' (to preoccupy intensely or abnormally obsessed with success) and 'attest' (to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing)

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Achievemisim

Created by: Jessalynne

Pronunciation: a-cheev-miss-um

Sentence: The other day, my sister and I were perfectly fine until i started to pick a fight with her to feel a sense of achievemisim. My mother got mad because we fought for no apparent reason.

Etymology: achievemisim: (n) The sense of feeling accomplished, usually over no point at all.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by MithrilShadow. Thank you MithrilShadow. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:41:00
What a fun definition. It certainly generated some fun and funny creations! Thanks MithrilShadow!

silveryaspen - 2008-01-11: 14:44:00
James ... that's some finger sandwish he's making in your cartoon! Wonder how many people noticed it like me and went ... Ouch! Yuk! As Dr. Phil would ask ... "What were you thinking?" (chuckle)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-01-13: 18:01:00
Thanks for the positive comments Silveryaspen. I'm glad that you got my point! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-04-07: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by MithrilShadow. Thank you MithrilShadow. ~ James