PRONUNCIATION: (TY-tuh-niz-uhm)

MEANING: noun: A spirit of nonconformity, rebelliousness, or revolt, against authority, convention, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: After Titan, any of a family of giant gods in Greek mythology. Titans, under the leadership of Cronus, one of the Titans, overthrew their father Uranus and ruled themselves. Eventually, Cronus’s son, Zeus, rebelled against his father and defeated the Titans. Earliest documented use: 1628.

TIGANISM - a condition resulting from exposure to trimethobenzamide (Tigan), an anti-nauseant know to have Parkinson-like side effects, because of which it's not used very much these days

TRITANISM - the practice of getting an intense sun exposure three times a year

TETANISM - another word for severe muscle spasms