Washington Post's Style invitational

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    The Washington Post's Style invitational asked readers to take any word from
    the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and
    supply a new definition. Here are some recent winners:

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

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

    3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

    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. Decaflon (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 3 in the morning and cannot be cast out.

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

    And the pick of the literature:

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