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'It didn't use to bug you'

DEFINITION: n. A personality quirk or habit, which at first blush seems "cute", but which can quickly become so annoying that it undermines personal relationships. v. To be habitually irksome.

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Vexappeal

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: vex ap peel

Sentence: Rodney's bad habits were finally starting to grate on Stephanie. His sex appeal had long since become a vexappeal for her. She should have known when he told her that his family motto was, "You can pick your nose, but n ot your relatives..."

Etymology: Vex (irk, annoy) & Appeal (attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates) Wordplay on Sex appeal (attractiveness to the opposite sex)

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Dearthquirk

Created by: mickey666

Pronunciation: derth-kwirk

Sentence: I really will have to leave him, she thought, as he scratchd his arse for the third time in as many minutes

Etymology: dearth = lack of appeal (my definition, so there!) and quirk.

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COMMENTS:

ummm, could you use it in a sentence? - Alchemist, 2007-02-15: 22:41:00

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Stoppit

Created by: wordmeister

Pronunciation: sto-pit

Sentence: The only thing more annoying that his little stoppit -- he would continually jiggle in his chair like a little Bill Gates -- was his wife yelling "stoppit" every time she saw him do it.

Etymology: stop+it

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COMMENTS:

I like it! - ErWenn, 2007-02-16: 10:43:00

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Procrasstination

Created by: Javeson1

Pronunciation: Pro-crass-tin-ay-shun

Sentence: Sometimes procrastination occurs in older relationships when the initial "cute" factor wears off.

Etymology: Crass (gross) + Procrastination (Put off till later... as in later in the relationship)

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Hateabit

Created by: megmehtab

Pronunciation: heɪt ˈhæbɪt

Sentence: I am not going to bother you with my hateabit anymore.

Etymology: Taken from simple english; hate + habit = hateabit A habit you dislike now.

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Intimesstation

Created by: alphabetapolothology

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His intimesstation of uncontrollable gas had become a black cloud in their relationship.

Etymology: intimate + mess + irritation

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Divugnance

Created by: Mobelia

Pronunciation:

Sentence: His once endearing habit of winking at her was quickly becoming a divugnance.

Etymology: from diversion as in quirk, abboration or abnomality and repugnance as in distaste, repulsion and resentment.

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Pignobility

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: pig/no/bil/it/ee

Sentence: His pattern of pignobility left her with a fetid feeling that their relationship would not survive a week.

Etymology: pig (metaphor for dirty) + ignobility (offensive behavior)

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Irritrait

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: ear-ee-trayt

Sentence: his babytalk was the irritrait that drove a wedge between them

Etymology: irritate, trait

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This perfectly describes the actions of the guy who sits in front of me who argues to an unseen somethingorother all day; a very annoying irritrait. - purpleartichokes, 2007-02-15: 18:56:00

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Irrimating

Created by: MrDigdigdig

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Bob's nose picking quickly became irrimating to Linda

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Comments:

wordmeister - 2007-02-15: 23:50:00
It was tricky to come up with right word for this one...

ErWenn - 2007-02-16: 10:44:00
Lots of good words for annoying habits today. It seems to be much harder to come up with a good word for an annoying habit that starts out as endearing.