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    obscurity, kinda Infp-ish word:

    1The quality of being difficult to understand: poems of impenetrable obscurity

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...lish/obscurity

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    Changed the word word to the word words in the wording of the words in the title. Word.
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    responsibility -- because it is probably used to be two words used together so frequently that they got mushed together -- response ability.

    You have a response ability.
    You have to grow up to be a response able adult.
    I'm holding you response able for this.

    You don't have one shred of response ability. (Really elevates the insult, doesn't it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    responsibility -- because it is probably used to be two words used together so frequently that they got mushed together -- response ability.

    You have a response ability.
    You have to grow up to be a response able adult.
    I'm holding you response able for this.

    You don't have one shred of response ability. (Really elevates the insult, doesn't it.)
    Do you feel that way about portmanteaus in general? Or just stealthy ones like percent?
    For some, "how", not "why", is the fundamental unit of measure for curiosity. This divergence is neither parallel, nor straight. Where one might have a "why?-5" problem, it might only be a "how?-2" question. But then, there are also many things where the "why?" is immediately obvious but the "how?" is best measured in centuries of perpetual wonder. Both approaches have their drawbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Do you feel that way about portmanteaus in general? Or just stealthy ones like percent?
    It's the ones that are so obvious in retrospect that when they are noticed, one wonders how they could have possibly not noticed before. I obsess on them as a teacher of biology because almost every vocabulary word is self defining if you break it down. carbo hydrate, poly peptide, hydro carbon, atp synth ase, hydro lysis, photo(n) synthesis, photo(n) graph, etc. I point them out every single day at work, and response ability just happened to be one I broke down for a student Friday, so it was fresh in my mind.
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