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Words of 2011

Published by hirantha at 10:05 AM under General

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 the 2011 winners:

Word Definition Submitted By
asculate (v.) The act of conducting niceties in order to gain the favor of a person in a perceived position of authority (i.e., butt-kissing) Roxanne Pearson
eblaborate The act of babbling on incessantly in an attempt to provide excessive amounts of information, often useless minutiae, about a particular topic. Phyllis Sakole
footbull What sports announcers say to fill air time See also: basebull, basketbull Wayne Hoit
Twired Really fatigued yet jacked up. Mary C. Ford
carcolepsy the chronic inability to stay awake while riding in a car Lynn DuPree
Elephont Really BIG type Gayle Knutson
Epiphony the dramatic realization that the person you are with is not who they seem to be Kim Robinson
omnimpotent all powerless Derek Rogers
afflicionado a hypochondriac Dave Ufford
vignorant Being vigorously stupid. Bill Neurohr

Full list can be found here.



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