Verboticism: Alterigor

'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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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Intrinsick

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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Propensidensity

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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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