Verboticism: Contragene

'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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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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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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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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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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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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Reformatetion

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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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Convertid

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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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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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Stpodity

Created by: neumer

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Joklivity

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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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