PRONUNCIATION: (KON-truh-fak-tuhm)

MEANING: noun: A composition that makes use of an existing piece of music with different lyrics.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin contrafacere (to counterfeit), from contra- (against) + facere (to make or do). Earliest documented use: 1940.

CONTRACACTUM - this spiny desert plant has it in for me...

CONTRAFACETUM - the side of a gemstone diametrically opposite to the one under consideration

COINTRAFACTUM - a bootleg orange-flavored after-dinner liqueur