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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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Addicthab

Created by: AynW26

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Alterashun

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: al ter ay shun

Sentence: When Lidia triewd to change George's behaviour of ignoring others, she found it difficult to make such an alterashun.

Etymology: Alteration (change) & Shun (to avoid;banish;ignore)

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Stpodity

Created by: neumer

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Convertid

mrskellyscl

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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Innerbentshun

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: in/ur/bent/shun

Sentence: Chris' predilection for licking his plate after supper forced Sally to arrange an intervention. This quickly turned into an innerbentshun when Chris disappeared in to the kitchen with all the dirty plates and cutlery and licked them all clean.

Etymology: inner + bent(inclination, habit) + shun + intervention

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COMMENTS:

And I thought an innerbentshin was when we all did yoga!! Good Word. - Nosila, 2008-05-21: 21:36:00

Good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-22: 01:22:00

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Alternature

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: al-TER-nuht-sure

Sentence: Thoroughly fed up with Arties slovenly habits, Miranda 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' (change, remake) and 'nature' (inherent quality of a person or thing)

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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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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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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-21: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-01: 00:00:01
Today's definition is inspired by Amy Sutherland recommendation that to successfully use Animal Training techniques, you must "Know Your Species". You must be observant and note their quirks, feeding habits and social structure in order to effectively influence their behavior. Most importantly, you should recognize what part of the animal's behavior cannot be changed! See: "What Shamu Taught me About Life, Love and Marriage". Thanks Amy! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-07-21: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by amysutherland. Thank you amysutherland. ~ James

'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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