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DEFINITION: n. An ingrained habit which is so entrenched in individual's personality that they practically have an identity crisis if anyone tries to change it. v. To try to modify a person's instinctive behavior and/or unconscious habits.

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ALL - tur - nay - chur

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Artemis' slovenly habits, Mirabel devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little.

Etymology: Blend of alter, alternate, and nature

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COMMENTS:

Good word, Mustang...Mirabel would need to be a witch to really get a change in him... - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:31:00

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Quirkchange

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kwerk chainj

Sentence: Quentin and Queenie Quinn were quintessentially the most quarrellous and quibblesome couple in Quebec. When Quentin would send a quip Queenie's way, she would quickfire back some quirky response. Sometimes their quarrels became so loud that the neighbours would call in the Quebec Police to quell the quake. Queenie decided to take a quantum leap and improve the quality of their lives. In a quandary and tired of quipping about quarters, quarks, quacks, quads, and quinine, she quaranteed them in their Quonset Hut for a week to try and question their quest for marriage quiet. Although Queenie had become a quirkchange artist, Quentin was still quick-tempered. Queenie quaffed quantities of quince wine quarts to quench her thirst and give her courage. She invited Quentin under their quilt and told him that although quirkchange would be impossible with him, she loved him anyway. He said, and I quote: "Join the queue!" and the quarrel resumed...

Etymology: Quick-Change (adept at changing from one thing to another especially changing costumes; "a quick-change artist") + Quirk (a strange attitude or habit) + Change (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

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Clever. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:23:00

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Impulsonality

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: Im pulse SON a li tee

Sentence: His impulsonality remained constant through his adulthood. At any social gathering he’d end up laughing hysterically, uncontrollably, at the funny mistakes of others. His laughing spasms were so unique and funny in themselves, friends and family would deliberately set them going by telling one of the well-known stories. Attempts to calm and quiet his raucous laughing fits were all unsuccessful as his laughs would turn into angry roars. His roars were as loud as his laughs, but frightening. It was best to keep him happy.

Etymology: From: IMPULSE and PERSONALITY.

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good word - Nosila, 2009-07-02: 02:43:00

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Ridiom

TimTheEnchanter

Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: RID-ee-um

Sentence: Every time Hugh met a woman, he could not help but stop to smell her hair. Despite numerous awkward encounters, a couple restraining orders, and a very quiet love life he refused to stop, saying “I can’t help it. I’m just a sniffer.” But after the unfortunate incident with the black-belt transvestite, his friends had no choice but to put Hugh through a quick ridiom session.

Etymology: Rid (to remove) + idiom (a style that is characteristic of an individual)

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Reformatetion

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: re-for-mate-shon

Sentence: Kat determined at the altar that Martin needed altered so she began the reformatetion as soon as they left the church, despite his protestations and begging her indulgence.

Etymology: reform; to improve by alteration, correction of error or removal of defects; to cause a person to give up harmful or immoral practices + reformation: act of reforming or state of being reformed + mate: spouse

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Habitugrate

Created by: daniellegeorge

Pronunciation: ha-bit-you-grate

Sentence: The severity of his habitugrate is to the point that the couch can't sleep without John sitting on it with a beer for at least 3 hours each night.

Etymology: Habit, and grate (like grating cheese). Like trying to file down a bad habit only to make it sore and red.

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Nosense

Created by: josje

Pronunciation: nonsence

Sentence: To help you, correct you or help you is nosense.

Etymology: Not and your Sence as in your mind.

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Rutate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to rutate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Fediosyncrasy

Created by: Christianack

Pronunciation: ef-ee-dee-oh-SIN-kra-see

Sentence: A new rumor spreading around the office- the boss has a fediosyncrasy of dressing up like Wonder Woman and roaming the streets of Los Angeles at dusk, twirling a pink-and-white baton.

Etymology: Fe (chemical symbol for Iron) + idiosyncrasy

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Habitchuate

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /ha-BICH-oo-eyt/

Sentence: A scorpion is standing on a riverbank trying to find a way across, when a fox happens along. The scorpion asks the fox to carry him on his back across the river. The fox agrees, on the condition that the scorpion doesn't sting him, and the scorpion agrees also. Halfway across the river the scorpion stings the fox anyway, dooming them both to drown. The fox asks, "Why would you do that? Now both of us will die." The scorpion said, "Don't habitchuate — it's just my nature." — Variation on a fable (possibly of Native American origin)

Etymology: Play on the word: Habituate - to accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure (from Latin, habitus "condition, demeanor") & Bitch [the verb] - to complain about; gripe (from Old English, bicce)

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COMMENTS:

oe habityouhate! nice - galwaywegian, 2008-05-21: 10:51:00

If the scorpion did it, maybe he habitchewate the fox?? - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:35:00

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Intrinsick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-trin-sick - I defy you to pronounce it any other way

Sentence: Gordon collapsed to the floor with a seizure every time his girlfriend tried to work on his intrinsicks. There was no way she would ever be able to get him to have a back, sac and crack wax.

Etymology: intrinsic (inherent, elemental, innate) + sick (unwell, suffering from a malaise)

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He's intrinsically no good! - daniellegeorge, 2008-05-21: 15:50:00

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Himertia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: him ur sha

Sentence: Betty was a scientist and her best study was her husband Gill. He always displayed a bad case of himertia. He seldom stirred for days on end. She fully expected him to be hanging by his toenails from a tree when she got back from the lab. Oh well, she was doing her thesis on his himertia...had she done it on a female, it would have been called inhertia. But we all know that a woman's work is never done.

Etymology: Him (male person) & Inertia (the tendency of a body to maintain is state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; a disposition to remain inactive or inert)

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Convertid

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: con-vert-id

Sentence: Marlin resisted being convertid. To do housework was an affront to his manly identity and he was in crisis. Why can't he just go play some golf and let Jenna dust and everyone would be happy? Jenna thought this attitude was Neanderthal and swore that if she had a son he would be trained better.

Etymology: convert: to change something from one use to another; to cause someone to change opinion or belief + id: Freudian theory identifies ID as the division of the psyche that is responsible for unconsious instinctual impulses + ID: a form of identification that verifies status or maturity

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Stpodity

Created by: neumer

Pronunciation:

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Habitch

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: ha-bitch

Sentence: Tommy habitch of making ordinary words sound like swearing turds was very annoying, but he wouldn't give it up because it was fart of his freaking identity.

Etymology: habit + bitch

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Addicthab

Created by: AynW26

Pronunciation:

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Habquiddity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: habkwidətē

Sentence: Ralph is a man of habits. He drives the same route to work every day. He parks in the same spot. He takes 37 steps starting with his right foot to get to his desk. He gets a cup of coffee, adds two containers of creamer and one packet of sugar, stirring it 17 times. If anything breaks into his habquiddity he is a wreck for the entire day.

Etymology: habit (a settled or regular tendency or practice) + quiddity (the inherent nature or essence of someone or something)

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Bodyfy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bod if fye

Sentence: He had looked so cute and cuddly hanging upside down from that tree in the Amazon. She brought him home as part of her anthropological study. She called him Seth the Sloth. But now, she was trying to bodify him. Too late, she realized that without the 3 toes on each foot and the ability to climb trees, Seth was just like her ex, Marvin. Except Marvin was never awake this much and his eyes were not as intelligent.

Etymology: Body (the entire physical structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being) & Modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

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Transfurants

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: trans fur antz

Sentence: No matter how often Sophie got after her unemployed boyfriend Sid to clean the house, he acted and looked like a three-toed sloth and actually made a worse mess. He slept 20 hours a day and despite her transfurants, he never got anything done. One day, she came home from work to find he was gone. When he returned 2 hours later, he had gone to see The Transfurmers at the cinema and still got no housework done. She was furious fur that and was later convicted of manslother.

Etymology: Transference ((psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst;the act of transfering something from one form to another) & Fur (dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals) & Rants ( a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion;pompous or pretentious talk or writing;talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner)

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Alterigor

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-ter-EE-gor

Sentence: Natasha wanted her fiancé, Rudy, to be more upbeat and have a more pleasant nature so she embarked on a campaign she called alerigor, hoping in time to make him over to match her idea of the perfect husband.

Etymology: Blend of alter and Igor

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Alterbrasion

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ôltərbrāzhən

Sentence: Cindy has done her best to help her boyfriend work on his bad habits. He remains unchanged, seemingly unscathed by her efforts. She, on the other hand, has more than one alterbrasion to treat. Her doctor tells her that she is lucky the friction that developed between the two of them didn’t cause her to burst into flames.

Etymology: alter (change or cause to change in character or composition) + abrasion (the process of scraping or wearing away)

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Idiction

Created by: melodydrama

Pronunciation: eye-dick-shun

Sentence: Time and time again she tried to break his idiction to singing, but he was so tone deaf it had become a part of his daily routine.

Etymology: identity+addiction

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-TER-nuht-sure

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Arties slovenly habits, Miranda devised a complicated alternature scheme wherein she planned to create changes in his long standing habits if only little by little

Etymology: Blend of 'alter' (change, remake) and 'nature' (inherent quality of a person or thing)

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Foibledagain

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: foy/bulled/again

Sentence: Drat! Foibledagain! I just got her to stop chewing her fingernails and now she's chewing her toenails.

Etymology: foible + play on foiled again

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Tundramentalist

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: tuhn-druh-MEN-tuhl-ist

Sentence: Bob was a tundramentalist, impervious to, and suspicious of, change, with his mind and manner of living permanently frozen in extreme beliefs and practices.

Etymology: TUNDRA: A vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the sub-soil is "permanently frozen" (like our friend's mind) and supporting low growing "vegetation" (like our friend's head) and "stunted"(like his personality) shrubs. Altho his body covering seems to show an adaptation to his environment. & FUNDAMENTALIST: Extreme conservatism in ones beliefs and practices. 2, One an (IST) with a TUNDRA (permanently frozen); MENT(al) (mind).

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As one who lives near the tundra, I have met many like him above...Good Word, OB Wan Kenobe! - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:33:00

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Innerbentshun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/ur/bent/shun

Sentence: Chris' predilection for licking his plate after supper forced Sally to arrange an intervention. This quickly turned into an innerbentshun when Chris disappeared in to the kitchen with all the dirty plates and cutlery and licked them all clean.

Etymology: inner + bent(inclination, habit) + shun + intervention

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And I thought an innerbentshin was when we all did yoga!! Good Word. - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:36:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:22:00

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Mehavior

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: mee - hae - vur

Sentence: Our mehavior is what defines who we are....it is a combination of our thoughts, habits, actions and reactions to the world around us. It is what makes us unique; what defines you and me and sets us apart....I will get very upset if someone tries to change my mehavior because I might not know who I am anymore.

Etymology: me (referring to the person him/herself), behavior

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good word! - splendiction, 2009-07-01: 15:20:00

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Joklivity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: joh-kliv-i-tee

Sentence: Andy sees humor in almost every situation. He is always clowning around to make his friends laugh. His joklivity ran head-first into the noclivity of the TSA agent at the airport and almost got him excluded from his flight. That could have caused woeclivity.

Etymology: joke (something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act) + proclivity (natural or habitual inclination or tendency; propensity; predisposition)

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Ticstinct

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: tĭk'stĭngkt'

Sentence: Lucinda tried putting her hand on his in a gentle way, the same in a harsher, more abrupt way, requesting, cadjoling, hosing with cold water, offers of sex, and brutal beatings but through none of her efforts was she able to break Fatima's ticstinct to scratch with her fingernails on the wooden arm of the futon they shared in the sitting room of their apartment.

Etymology: tic, a nervous or unconscious action or habit; instinct, an inborn pattern of activity

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Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

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Propensidensity

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: prəpensədensitē

Sentence: Tomtom is a drummer, not by occupation but by avocation. He drums on his desk. He drums on his steering wheel. Air drumming puts holding hands with his wife out of the question. She has tried to alter his propensidensity but has given up. To save her own sanity she has replaced most of the furniture in their house with padded versions.

Etymology: propensity (an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way) + Density (the degree of compactness of a substance)

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Contragene

Created by: rebelvin

Pronunciation: CONTRAry+GENEtic

Sentence: Try as she might, she could never contragene my obnoxious habits.

Etymology: CONTRAry+GENEtic

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Ruttate

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ruht/teyt

Sentence: For years Jenny tried to ruttate Joe's extreme behaviours, but finally had to turn the job over to a licensed psychiatrist.

Etymology: rut (a fixed, or established course of life) + mutate (to change; alter)

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Mythang

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: meye th ang

Sentence: His mythang involved swivelling his hips, which were roughly the same proportions as a small battleship, in a circular motion while raising his eyebrows in a very scary manner, whenever he heard hawaiian music, which thankfully was not very often.

Etymology: my thang as in thing

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Interesting. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 08:27:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-01: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-21: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

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