Each year the Washington Post's Style Invitational asks readersto take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, orchanging one letter and supply a new definition. Here are the 2001 winners:

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

Reintarnation:
Coming back to life as a hillbilly.[Whut in 'tarnation ur they tawkin' about?]

Giraffiti:
Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

Hipatitis:
Terminal coolness.

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

Karmageddon:
It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really badvibes, right?And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a seriousbummer.

Glibido:
All talk and no action.

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

And, the pick of the literature:

Ignoranus:
A person who's both stupid and an a**hole

Marti Sutterlin

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