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'Look out! Here comes a truck!'

DEFINITION: v. To habitually object to and contradict other people's statements, especially if they include any facts or opinions. n. A person who finds fault what other people say no matter what it is, and lets them know it.

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Contrapulsive

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑntɹəˈpʊlsɪv/

Sentence: It was Daffy Duck's contrapulsive nature that did him in. "Duck season" indeed.

Etymology: From contra- +(im)pulsive

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COMMENTS:

Like Daffy we learn how to 'duck' these types of people even when they try to hunt us down! Fun, sly, witty, sentence ... just ducky! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:18:00

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Contramarian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kuhn-tra-mair-ee-uhn

Sentence: ContraMarian is conversation sniper. She can and will find fault with anything that anybody says. She enjoys shooting down even the most innocent comment. Last week her skills almost brought about a disaster. She took a shot at a negasaurus and the resulting cynicism came close to creating a black hole that could have swallowed the earth. Luckily the ancient reptile was hungry and headed off in search of food.

Etymology: contrarian (a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion) + Marian (a female given name, form of Mary)

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Ornodict

Created by: Echos

Pronunciation:

Sentence: She hung up the phone, sick of his ornodicting everything she said.

Etymology: From "ornery" and "dictate"

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Very emotive words! Great etymology! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:31:00

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Nayplayer

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: nay - play - er

Sentence: Patience and Archer were playing Scrabble. Archer added a 'n' to dam. "Bad word" observed Patience. "Good Word" Archer grumpled. Patience added 'a-t-i-o-n' to the damn, racking up a triple word score. "Nice big score" Patience crowed. "Rotten for me!" Archer cried, shooting it down. "I win" declared Patience. "Lose her" Archer murmurred, then asked "Another, game? Yes?" He was so exassperating, such a nayplayer! "No way!" Patience contrahit him back!

Etymology: Nay: negative response. Player: one who takes part. PLay on the expression nay sayer.

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COMMENTS:

nice word - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-11: 12:22:00

Short,simple and apt! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 19:08:00

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Adverseteen

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ad vers a teen

Sentence: Joe's 14 year old girl, Ashley (or as he calls her, Cashley) will argue with him about anything. She always has to have the last word, knows it all, feels entitled to sass him, all the while spending his money like a drunk sailor on shore leave. He calls her his adverseteen.

Etymology: Adverse (in an opposing direction;contrary to your interests or welfare) & Teen (those awkward, rebellious years between chidhood and adulthood)

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Contrattitude

Created by: DiPpO

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The teacher dismissed the students remarks, stating that his contrattitude would get him trouble some day.

Etymology: contra + attitude, no need for explenations, is there?

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COMMENTS:

Brings that negative attitude right out of the lines of the definition. Great word! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 20:59:00

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Contradick

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: kon-trah-DICK

Sentence: I can't believe that Gary spent 20 minutes arguing with me over whether or not Thanksgiving was going to be on a Thursday this year; what a contradick!

Etymology: contradict - to oppose in argument + dick- slang for jerk

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COMMENTS:

Hehe! I thought of that one too! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-11: 09:59:00

love it! - galwaywegian, 2008-03-11: 11:27:00

So right on the definition and such a strong word. Excellent! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 14:53:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-11: 18:59:00

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Naybour

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nay burr

Sentence: noah was our next door naybour, sometime he was our nayboor. before he sold his horse he was, on occasion, our neighbour.

Etymology: neighbour, nay

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COMMENTS:

Nay burr ... one who deserves the cold shoulder! Very punny fun sentence! - silveryaspen, 2009-01-05: 12:44:00

Noah was a naybore and a nayboar, too! - Nosila, 2009-01-05: 18:07:00

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Impugndiot

Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: im/pyoon'/dee/et

Sentence: When Stephen impugndiated that the world IS flat, the geography professor rolled his eyes. He did, however, manage to refrain from calling his student an impugndiot.

Etymology: impugn (to challenge another's statements as false) + idiot (an utterly foolish or senseless person) (v) impugndiate: impugn + repudiate

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Great originality! - silveryaspen, 2008-03-11: 21:24:00

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Ignoramitist

Created by: twocent

Pronunciation: ig-NO-ram-me&-tist

Sentence: As a finalist in the state's hotly contested top-five standing for "most brazen ignoramitist", Harold's voice grew louder as he corrected the officer. "I don't care what your little book there says, the law provides that a standing stop sign be regarded as a yield demarkerization in all instances of a visibly empty and/or vacant intersection!"

Etymology: Ignoramitist n. combination of ignoramus: a feigned possessor of knowledge who is, in fact, highly ignorant egoist: onw who thinks they are the center of the universe egotist: one who incessantly talks about themself

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-11: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2008-03-11: 21:51:00
Well done, Biscotti and James!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-12: 00:06:00
Thank you Silvery! I won't rebutt a compliment. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-05-20: 00:05:00
Today's definition was suggested by Biscotti. Thank you Biscotti. ~ James