Word Games From the Washington Post...

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Prime Realty

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

  Here are the winners:

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. Glibido : All talk and no action.

  14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter  when they come at you rapidly.

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

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

 17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.  The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

  And the winners are:

  1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

  2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

  3.. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

  4 esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

  5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

  6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

  7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp..

  8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

  9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller..

  10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

  11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

  12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by  proctologists.

  13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist..

  14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

   15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul  flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there. 

   16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
   Jewish men.

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