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The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again
asked readers to take any word from the dictionary,
alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one
letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's (2005) winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which
renders the subject financially impotent for an
indefinite period.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund,
which lasts until you realize it was your money to
start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid
people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The
bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of
breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for
the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic
wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9 Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you
are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got
extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending
off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like,
the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting
through the day consuming only things that are good
for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15 Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas ! to
seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance
performed just after you've accidentally walked
through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito,
that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning
and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding
half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

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I may have bent the rules slightly on these, but here are some of my words

lunatactics - military manuevers that defy reasonableness

democrit - to publicly display liberal views, but secretly ascribing to conservative concepts

monotgamy - boredom that results from being married to the same one person for so long

nudicrous - exposing ones naked body that everyone agrees would have been better left fully clothed

phallacy - the discovery that a male organ implant is not real
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