Verboticism: Contemptress

'Wow! You're reading a computer magazine!'

DEFINITION: v. To methodically read the magazines dedicated to the opposite sex in an effort to sensitize yourself to, and learn how to manipulate, their needs and aspirations. n., A person who studies gender differences in order to exploit them.

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Contemptress

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /kun-temp'-tris/ Masculine: Contempter /kun-temp'-ter/

Sentence: Virginia would always ask to see the football scores, even though she hated football — but most guys dig sports — so, being the contemptress that she is, she used her knowledge like a tool, to bewitch and enchant men.

Etymology: contempt / context - feelings of scorn and aversion / the circumstances surrounding situation (from Latin, contemnere "to scorn") + temptress/tempter - one who entices, or seduces (Latin, temptātor, tempter "to sin")

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Comments: Contemptress

bananabender - 2008-01-17: 09:29:00
Glad she's not in my circle of friends! Beguiling word!