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Old 07-21-2003, 05:17 PM
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Codependent Glossary

Know any funny words that sound like they were coined for codies? Here's my contribution for today.



Mumpsimus

* 1. One who adheres to an old habit in spite of clear evidence that it is wrong.
* 2. An old custom obstinately kept although it is known to be in error.





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Old 07-21-2003, 05:35 PM
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Let's put this one in, too.

conglutinate

1. glued together; united, as by some adhesive substance.
2. to glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together.
3. to unite by the intervention of some glutinous substance; to coalesce.
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Main Entry: sym·bi·o·sis
Pronunciation: "sim-bE-'O-s&s, -"bI-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural sym·bi·o·ses /-"sEz/
Etymology: New Latin, from German Symbiose, from Greek symbiOsis state of living together, from symbioun to live together, from symbios living together, from syn- + bios life -- more at QUICK
Date: 1622
1 : the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms
2 : the intimate living together of two dissimilar organisms in a mutually beneficial relationship; especially : MUTUALISM
3 : a cooperative relationship (as between two persons or groups) <the symbiosis... between the resident population and the immigrants -- John Geipel>
- sym·bi·ot·ic /-'ä-tik/ adjective
- sym·bi·ot·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb
 
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Projection

b : the attribution of one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects; especially : the externalization of blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety
 
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STAGNANT...not flowing in a current or stream <stagnant water> b : STALE <long disuse had made the air stagnant and foul -- Bram Stoker>
2 : not advancing or developing
(This definition was brought to you only after Gabe got over her fits of laughter over the current incarnation of the Dinotaur. That little guy is my constant source of yucks. God bless him.)
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typhonic

having the character of a whirlwind or tornado :p
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Made up words or real words? Here's a real one with real and my definitions

real definition:

chaotic

adj 1: lacking a visible order or organization [syn: helter-skelter] 2: completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing [syn: disorderly]

my definition:

my house every couple months
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Now BD... you didn't think I made those up, did you? Nope, nope, nope.
All absolutely look-uppabable.
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Parataxic - relating to or characterized by emotional or personality conflicts.

Fulminic - highly unstable or explosive

Solicitous - anxious; concerned, as for or about the welfare or health of a person.
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MacGuffin

MacGuffin • \muh-GUH-fin\ • noun
: an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance

Used in a sentence:
We codies are the MacGuffins that allow our addicts to continue their melodramatic performances.

As I am fond of saying, "no audience, no show".

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