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'I can't believe I fell in love with this guy'

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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