Verboticism: Argulete

'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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Spartner

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: spart ner

Sentence: John always argued with his wife Ginger. He would argue about every and anything. He was so addicted to arguing with her that he was her spartner, not just her partner. Lucky girl...

Etymology: Spar (duel, argue, debate) & Partner (someone with whom you can spar)

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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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Smugstruggle

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: smug strug gill

Sentence: Nigel was always up for a smugstruggle. He was competitive to the point of nauseum. He'd cheat, connive and find a way to always win the argument and then rub everyone's nose in it. To prove himself right about dangerous butterknives, he cut off his finger with it. Many wished he had severed his tongue instead!

Etymology: Smug (marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction) & Struggle (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight)

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Debatabull

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: dee/bate/a/bull

Sentence: He was so inflated by his need to be confrontational that he would even argue with the cat. Even the time of day was debatabull.

Etymology: debatable + bull****

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COMMENTS:

Short and right on the definition! Kudos for this creation! - silveryaspen, 2008-01-11: 13:43:00

Sounds like a bit of unidebatabullology - and catty, too! Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-01-13: 04:08:00

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Gliberation

Created by: Nuwanda

Pronunciation: glib-er-A-shun

Sentence: Monique knew that being right wasn't always worth the eye-rolling exasperation she induced in everyone around her when she belabored a point until all her would-be opponents had given up arguing. However, she did find the gliberation of those moments a little intoxicating, gliberating even.

Etymology: combination of glib and liberation, with the bonus of getting berate in there, too.

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COMMENTS:

Gliberace would have loved this word! - Nosila, 2008-11-10: 15:56:00

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Bickerbait

Created by: G1GGSY11

Pronunciation: bic-er-bait

Sentence: he constantly bickerbaits, anything for an argument

Etymology: bicker + bait

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Picayuphoria

Created by: denise

Pronunciation: pic-u-YOU-FOR-E-u

Sentence: His recurring issues with picayuphoria resulted simultaneously in a severed finger and an intense feeling of pride over proving his point as his wife watched in horror.

Etymology: A blend of picayune + euphoria

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Disagreego

Created by: Kazizzle

Pronunciation: diss/uh/gree/goh

Sentence: Jack: Don't let your disagreego get in the way of your better judgement, kid. Peter: And now, I will prove to you that bridge jumping is not dangerous by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge!

Etymology: disagree - to not agree and ego - the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest. I also thought of "selfoolish", from selfish and foolish.

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And if your friend jumped off a bridge, you would too, wouldn't you? -Mom - Tigger, 2008-01-15: 22:56:00

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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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Argumentalcase

sharktrager

Created by: sharktrager

Pronunciation: ar-gu-MEN-tal-case

Sentence: I lived with an argumentalcase who was so convinced that London was a dangerous city that I shot her.

Etymology: Argumental + mental case

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