I couldn’t resist sharing these new words and definitions. I found out about them in an e-mail from a friend, whom I have acknowledged separately. I think they are brilliant!
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. Some clever ones here…
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time
Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until
you realize it was your money to start with.
Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
person who doesn’t get it.
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
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.
Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.
Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
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
Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only
Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
There are other good ones on the web site. Enjoy!