Verboticism: Ruttate

'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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Addicthab

Created by: AynW26

Pronunciation:

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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