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Portmanteau Words

Portmanteau words are words made from two or more other words. I wrote a program to generate some portmanteau words using a thesaurus (WordNet). The program looked for words with related meanings and overlapping spellings. Here are some of the better ones that it found.


acknowledgmention = acknowledgment + mention
acquaintroduce = acquaint + introduce
admirespect = admire + respect
adolescentertainer = adolescent + entertainer
adornament = adorn + ornament
adornamentation = adorn + ornamentation
alonely = alone + lonely
ambushwhack = ambush + bushwhack
amusementertainment = amusement + entertainment
angleaning = angle + leaning
animale = animal + male
antediluviantiquated = antediluvian + antiquated
applaudits = applaud + plaudits
applemon = apple + lemon
arcticy = arctic + icy
artistudio = artist + studio
atomicroscopic = atomic + microscopic
babblecture = babble + lecture
backsiderriere = backside + derriere
badvantage = bad + advantage
ballyhoopla = ballyhoo + hoopla
bankrupture = bankrupt + rupture
barbariangry = barbarian + angry
beginaugurate = begin + inaugurate
beginitiate = begin + initiate
behindquarters = behind + hindquarters
belowgrounderground = belowground + underground
bespokengaged = bespoken + engaged
bewitcharm = bewitch + charm
blastrafe = blast + strafe
blastrike = blast + strike
blurbanize = blur + urbanize
boomerangle = boomerang + angle
braintelligence = brain + intelligence
brandishow = brandish + show
breezephyr = breeze + zephyr
brouhahangover = brouhaha + hangover
brushrub = brush + shrub
buckettle = bucket + kettle
bugabooger = bugaboo + booger
bugaboogeyman = bugaboo + boogeyman
bureauthority = bureau + authority
burnishine = burnish + shine
bushrub = bush + shrub
bustop = bus + stop
cameradar = camera + radar
carefreewheeling = carefree + freewheeling
caterpillarva = caterpillar + larva
chamberpotty = chamberpot + potty
chitchatter = chitchat + chatter
chooselect = choose + select
churchapel = church + chapel
clapplaud = clap + applaud
clapplause = clap + applause
clashowdown = clash + showdown
classociation = class + association
combattle = combat + battle
cometeor = comet + meteor
commention = comment + mention
congestrangle = congest + strangle
convictim = convict + victim
coquetteaser = coquette + teaser
correctify = correct + rectify
corrosivenomous = corrosive + venomous
coverlap = cover + overlap
craftrade = craft + trade
crashipwreck = crash + shipwreck
crisscrossbreed = crisscross + crossbreed
crunchug = crunch + hug
cryell = cry + yell
culturefinement = culture + refinement
curemedy = cure + remedy
curveer = curve + veer
dadaddy = dada + daddy
daemonster = daemon + monster
demonster = demon + monster
denudespoil = denude + despoil
depicture = depict + picture
derrierear = derriere + rear
desirequire = desire + require
digestomach = digest + stomach
discipleader = disciple + leader
disciplearner = disciple + learner
disguisemblance = disguise + semblance
doublengthen = double + lengthen
dreambition = dream + ambition
drumble = drum + rumble
duetwosome = duet + twosome
dyellow = dye + yellow
eggheadventurer = egghead + adventurer
empiregion = empire + region
enchantmenthrallment = enchantment + enthrallment
enjoymentertainment = enjoyment + entertainment
enjoymenthusiasm = enjoyment + enthusiasm
erodecay = erode + decay
erupture = erupt + rupture
establishmenterprise = establishment + enterprise
evile = evil + vile
explainterpret = explain + interpret
explodestroy = explode + destroy
fablegend = fable + legend
fabricloth = fabric + cloth
faitheory = faith + theory
fellad = fella + lad
felladdie = fella + laddie
femaleader = female + leader
figureckon = figure + reckon
filmovie = film + movie
firstart = first + start
flapel = flap + lapel
flashowy = flash + showy
formerstwhile = former + erstwhile
friskylark = frisk + skylark
fryoungster = fry + youngster
fundertaking = fun + undertaking
gaincrease = gain + increase
gamerrymaking = game + merrymaking
geniuser = genius + user
gentlemankind = gentleman + mankind
ghostagger = ghost + stagger
glidescend = glide + descend
glimpsee = glimpse + see
globearth = globe + earth
gobbleat = gobble + eat
godeity = god + deity
gooze = goo + ooze
governmenterprise = government + enterprise
grapear = grape + pear
grouchurl = grouch + churl
gyrateeter = gyrate + teeter
gyrevolve = gyre + revolve
haterrorist = hater + terrorist
hattire = hat + attire
hauncheek = haunch + cheek
headministrator = head + administrator
headversary = head + adversary
heavenlightenment = heaven + enlightenment
heistickup = heist + stickup
hiddenigma = hidden + enigma
hintimate = hint + intimate
holeak = hole + leak
homicideath = homicide + death
honestraight = honest + straight
hoodlummox = hoodlum + lummox
hoodlump = hoodlum + lump
humorality = humor + morality
humoriginality = humor + originality
imbibeverage = imbibe + beverage
initialpha = initial + alpha
invitempt = invite + tempt
itchafe = itch + chafe
jobusiness = job + business
joinfiltrate = join + infiltrate
joustruggle = joust + struggle
jumblend = jumble + blend
jumpstartle = jumpstart + startle
keistern = keister + stern
kingdomain = kingdom + domain
laborganization = labor + organization
lastop = last + stop
leadvantage = lead + advantage
lecturebuke = lecture + rebuke
legerdemaincantation = legerdemain + incantation
leisurest = leisure + rest
licencertify = licence + certify
lifeeling = life + feeling
lifestival = life + festival
literatureading = literature + reading
lollipopsicle = lollipop + popsicle
longhandwriting = longhand + handwriting
loreligion = lore + religion
lovenjoy = love + enjoy
madame = madam + dame
madmaniac = madman + maniac
magazinewspaper = magazine + newspaper
maleader = male + leader
mamammy = mama + mammy
manimal = man + animal
masqueradeceive = masquerade + deceive
mateammate = mate + teammate
metalloy = metal + alloy
minfinitesimal = min + infinitesimal
monoclens = monocle + lens
moocheap = mooch + cheap
moochintzy = mooch + chintzy
moverturn = move + overturn
murderase = murder + erase
murmurmuring = murmur + murmuring
narratell = narrate + tell
nativeteran = native + veteran
natureligion = nature + religion
naturesponsibility = nature + responsibility
needemand = need + demand
needesire = need + desire
newsflashy = newsflash + flashy
newspaperiodical = newspaper + periodical
noisensation = noise + sensation
officenter = office + center
ogleer = ogle + leer
opinionotion = opinion + notion
originception = origin + inception
originitiation = origin + initiation
outcastaway = outcast + castaway
outrageousurious = outrageous + usurious
overturnover = overturn + turnover
painfliction = pain + infliction
painjury = pain + injury
pastimerrymaking = pastime + merrymaking
penclosure = pen + enclosure
persecutormentor = persecutor + tormentor
picturead = picture + read
picturealize = picture + realize
pictureflection = picture + reflection
picturender = picture + render
playpenitentiary = playpen + penitentiary
pleasurejoicing = pleasure + rejoicing
pleasurevel = pleasure + revel
pointent = point + intent
polarctic = polar + arctic
polishine = polish + shine
potatomato = potato + tomato
pushove = push + shove
pushuffle = push + shuffle
pushunt = push + shunt
quartetrad = quartet + tetrad
quicksilverratic = quicksilver + erratic
rascallywag = rascal + scallywag
recitell = recite + tell
renegadeserter = renegade + deserter
repelbow = repel + elbow
reposerenity = repose + serenity
republicandidate = republican + candidate
restop = rest + stop
riffleaf = riffle + leaf
ripenhance = ripen + enhance
rotateeter = rotate + teeter
ruffleaf = ruffle + leaf
rumpleat = rumple + pleat
runravel = run + unravel
saintellectual = saint + intellectual
salvolley = salvo + volley
schoolmaterror = schoolmate + terror
schnozzle = schnoz + nozzle
scorchar = scorch + char
scramblend = scramble + blend
scratchafe = scratch + chafe
screenigma = screen + enigma
sensensibility = sense + sensibility
sexhibition = sex + exhibition
shackleash = shackle + leash
shamelancholy = shame + melancholy
shortcutoff = shortcut + cutoff
shoutcry = shout + outcry
sirenchantress = siren + enchantress
sketcharcoal = sketch + charcoal
smallowly = small + lowly
smilingrinning = smiling + grinning
smittenamored = smitten + enamored
spareserve = spare + reserve
spearrow = spear + arrow
spheregion = sphere + region
spouseeker = spouse + seeker
spurging = spur + urging
squarectangle = square + rectangle
stigmark = stigma + mark
stoperation = stop + operation
storecord = store + record
stoven = stove + oven
studentertainer = student + entertainer
stupidiot = stupid + idiot
survivorganism = survivor + organism
swellspring = swell + wellspring
swerveer = swerve + veer
switchange = switch + change
takeep = take + keep
talentertainer = talent + entertainer
tattletaleteller = tattletale + taleteller
taxicabriolet = taxicab + cabriolet
taxidermistuffer = taxidermist + stuffer
tempestorm = tempest + storm
tendernessence = tenderness + essence
thirstarve = thirst + starve
thithere = thither + there
thrustab = thrust + stab
tiptopnotch = tiptop + topnotch
titillatingling = titillating + tingling
tobaccoffee = tobacco + coffee
tradeal = trade + deal
traindoctrinate = train + indoctrinate
tributestimonial = tribute + testimonial
tubelowground = tube + belowground
turnoverturn = turnover + overturn
twisteer = twist + steer
twistir = twist + stir
ultradical = ultra + radical
umpireferee = umpire + referee
uniqueer = unique + queer
unitem = unit + item
varietype = variety + type
vegetablentil = vegetable + lentil
villaintruder = villain + intruder
villainvader = villain + invader
virtuosorcerer = virtuoso + sorcerer
visualisee = visualise + see
washave = wash + shave
washbasink = washbasin + sink
washine = wash + shine
washower = wash + shower
weirdotty = weirdo + dotty
wenchick = wench + chick
whimpulse = whim + impulse
widthickness = width + thickness
wifemale = wife + female
wincrease = win + increase
wisensible = wise + sensible
withinside = within + inside
wobbleaning = wobble + leaning
worldomain = world + domain

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