Verboticism: Duressence

'Why are you sniffing your phone?'

DEFINITION: n., A compulsive need to sniff everything and anything you pick up, even things that typically do not have distinctive odors. v., To habitually sniff everything within your grasp -- just to make sure it's fresh.

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Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: duress/ence

Sentence: Carlos was driven by an overwhelming duressence to identify every object by it's scent. By thirty, his nostrils were immense.

Etymology: duress + essence

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Comments: Duressence

OZZIEBOB - 2007-11-29: 16:31:00
Phew, I hope he doesnt run into a skunk!