Verboticism: Contramentor

Contramentor

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Created by: artr

Definition: n. Advice which is asked for, considered, and then promptly forgotten -- until it is too late. v. To ask for, listen to, and then reject or ignore advice.

Pronunciation: kon-truh-men-tawr

Sentence: After a series of poor results following advice offered by a co-worker Joyce started using him as a contramentor, doing just the opposite of whatever he suggested. So far things are going along swimmingly.

Etymology: contradiction (asserting the contrary or opposite) + mentor (a wise and trusted counselor or teacher)

Points: 1028

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