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    In search of a word

    Helping my son with homework - what is a word which means to do something mainly because others think you cannot.

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    Spite?

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    to disprove?
    convince
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    these aren't great, but maybe a thesaurus might take it from here....
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    It's for Latin class - so I am thinking 'contra' something but even with dictionary and thesaurus, not coming up with anything great.

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    in spite of. I think X got it.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Senior Member ParaWK4's Avatar
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    Maybe we are making it harder than it is and we'll just go with spite. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    in spite of. I think X got it.
    I was thinking along the lines of "out of spite" ("You don't think I can do it? Well eff you, I'm going to do it anyway!"), but "in spite of" works as well.

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    Contradictus.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    "Oh snap?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    "Oh snap?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    contrarianism.

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    transgress.

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    Antidisestablishmentarianism.

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    "Showin' them *******s"

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    Reacting to negative reinforcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ParaWK4 View Post
    Helping my son with homework - what is a word which means to do something mainly because others think you cannot.
    American.
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    It doesn't sound like it's exactly what you're looking for, but "contrarian" -- going against popular opinion or common practice -- could work

    Edit: Grumpy beat me to it

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