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intunity - (in-TUNE-ih-tee; n.) 1. One's awareness of the Way of things, accord with the outer universe as well as the inner, and an abiding harmony in life; 2. connectedness with a particular person, group, object, place, discipline, philosophy, or whatever. [From phrase "in tune" + abstract noun suffix "-ity."]

e.g., That's Jake Harmon. He's got a really kind heart, and he's got a knack of doing just the right thing in every situation: perfect wedding toasts, delightful birthday presents, beautiful eulogies. In hospitals, he visits perfect strangers and offers calm and comfort like you can't believe. Children love him. His intunity seems infinite. Sometimes, on those game shows where a contestant has to guess what someone else is thinking, they'll be in perfect intunity with one another, and do astonishing things, almost like telepathy or something.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

inuition - A semi-precognitive sense possessed by dwellers of northern frozen climes.

e.g., Herdlo's inuition told him there was a school of large fish just beneath the ice ledge on which he sat carving an ice fairy.

submitted by Andy Triggs - (www)

invenereal - Immaterial; beside the point; irrelevant. May be used either with deliberate irony or in complete and utter ignorance. Invenerial.

e.g., It doesn't matter. This whole discussion is invenereal.

submitted by Lunch

invenerial - Unimportant, trivial, illogical, irrelevant.

e.g., Most of the information given at the seminar was invenerial, which explains my lack of notes.

submitted by bob schwartz

inventocreativiplasm - The juices that flow thru an artist's mind.

e.g., Every time I hang out with other weirdos, explosive quantities of inventocreativiplasm begin to back-build.

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

inverse / parallel stones time theory - Complex philosophical hypothesis which holds that the possibility of accurately predicting the state of the world at any point in the future declines in inverse proportion to the length of time in the future from now, with the sole exception that the possibility of the Rolling Stones still being on tour increases in direct proportion to the time in the future.

e.g., According to Inverse/Parallel Stones Time Theory, if the world survives until 2009 it can never end because after then, nothing can be accurately predicted EXCEPT that the Stones will be on a world tour, and for that the existence of the world is necessary.

submitted by Ungentlemanly Conduct

inversion mark - (n.; punctuation symbol) Shaped like a slightly elongated Greek alpha (α), the inversion mark allows a writer to quote passages out of order. So, for example, if a passage contains points A, B, & C, and the rhetoric of the situation suggests that point C be mentioned first, the writer can quote point C, followed by an inversion mark, and then points A and B.

e.g., From Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (the second section comes before the first in the original, but seems ever so much more powerful after it): "Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace. But where th'extreme of vice, was ne'er agreed: Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where: No creature owns it in the first degree, But thinks his neighbour further gone than he! E'en those who dwell beneath its very zone, Or never feel the rage, or never own; What happier natures shrink at with affright, The hard inhabitant contends is right. α Fools! who from hence into the notion fall, That vice or virtue there is none at all. If white and black blend, soften, and unite A thousand ways, is there no black or white? Ask your own heart, and nothing is so plain; 'Tis to mistake them, costs the time and pain."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

inversodoxy - Automatically adopting whatever happens to be the opposite viewpoint to current orthodoxy.

e.g., Watching TV always used to give me a powerful surge of inversodoxy.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

invertolitude - The sudden feeling of being upside-down and alone.

e.g., After watching too many bat movies, Sarah woke up with invertolitude.

submitted by Ty Evans

investigation - The investment of funds for the purpose of transporting water to a drought-stricken region.

e.g., When I was asked to donate to bring badly-needed water to midwest farmers, I asked, "You want an investigation? You think I give a DAM?"

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

investigetting - When you go to check out the community food in your office, intending to come back with a plateful.

e.g., I caught Sheila investigetting in the kitchen again. There was still half a birthday cake when she got there... but not when she left.

submitted by Judy Pearce - (www)

invide - (v.) to become or cause to become invisible (on analogy with "divisible": divide > divisible :: invide > invisible).

e.g., In the Fantastic Four, Jessica Alba invides a lot. | Sometimes, in Invisible Man movies, they have the guy uninvide slowly: blood vessels first, then nerves, then organs, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

invidiate - People who do not watch TV enough to know what's going on with programs TV watchers like to talk about. Similar to "illiterate" for people who don't read. Note: this is not an insult, probably a compliment.

e.g., I don't know about that program. I'm too busy to watch TV, so I'm invidiate.

submitted by Elaine

invisibilize - To make a field invisible in a computer software application.

e.g., Tammy didn't want her customers to know her age, so she had the programmer invisibilize the date-of-birth field.

submitted by Matt Vines

invisible minority of one - It's almost like not existing. Or being a ghost that no one sees. Who wants to be noticed, or famous, anyway? But, you are aware of others.

e.g., An invisible minority of one has some advantages. Perhaps more freedom, uninvolved with the seething masses, pushing and shoving this way and that. You may be the ultimate minority, and that's some kind of accomplishment right there. Maybe you're more aware of some things, things that others don't seem to notice. Hey, look here too, don't you see things as they really are? Fat chance.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

invisible, to - 1. Transitive verb: to make invisible. HTML code to do this, using the controlling brackets in reverse order: >!--make me invisible--<. Invizible, to uninvisible = to make visible, uninvizible = uninvisible. 2. Invizible = not visible, perhaps non-existent.

e.g., Sometimes you can find out interesting stuff about a web page's creator by uninvisibling that which has been invisibled. Invisibling could also be used as a juvenile way to pass along secret messages. Ooooooh. Text can also be invisibled by making the text color the same as the background color. Drag your cursor over the rest of this field to see what has been entered. Do you feel like you're ready to be a spy now?

submitted by HD Fowler

invisisquare - An imaginary box going around your body about six inches away from yourself. To make an invisisquare you take both index fingers and, starting in front of you, trace a box around to your back, and then back to your front again.

e.g., You're crowding me. Please stay out of my invisisquare.

submitted by Noelle

invisitize - A programmer's term for hiding an object from an end user's view.

e.g., It would be cool to invisitize the submit button if the form is not filled out correctly.

submitted by Jim

invisiword - Any word or part of a word hidden beneath another word or so far to one side as to be off-screen.

e.g., Fix your margins if you want to avoid invisiwords.

submitted by Rene Chenier

invulgarating - An action which or a person who makes you want to actually become vulgar or to use vulgar language.

e.g., I found Judy's attitude and behavior at the cast party to be quite invulgarating.

submitted by Mark Thistle - (www)

inworlders - People who live on planet earth.

e.g., The alien isn't an inworlder ... because she lives on Mars.

submitted by jeffery's english class

io - Someone who always owes her friends money. Applies to either gender. Basically, this is a word play on "He owes."

e.g., Mary is an Io. Yesterday she borrowed $10 from me, and today she wants another five.

submitted by Paul

iokiyar - It's OK If You're A Republican.

e.g., PWL: "I always think it’s interesting the Republicans think the rules they impose on other people never apply to themselves . . . one more example of IOKIYAR, I guess."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

ionparadox - A juxtaposition of ideas, images or experiences that propel you beyond your current level of understanding. Or simply to go beyond established opinions.

e.g., That movie was an ionparadox--the world seems like a different place after seeing it.

submitted by Richard Powell - (www)

iowegians - A combination of Norwegian and Iowa. Most folks in northern Iowa have ancestors from Nordic countries.

e.g., Iowegians are considred to be some of the most Internet literate in the nation.

submitted by rachel

ip - (n.) the converse or reciprocal of pi; that is, the diameter of a circle divided by its circumference. This number is a constant: 0.31831015. (Pronounced to rhyme with "hype," "rip," "deep," or even as _yop_, the sounds pronounced backwards.) The mathematical symbol is the greek letter pi, turned upside-down.

e.g., The area of a (round) pizza is equal to either (a) pi times the radius squared or (b) the radius squared divided by ip. Try it.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

iplod - Take a solitary walk while listening to your iPod. | Listen to your iPod while doing tedious work.

e.g., He went for an iPlod and should be back in an hour.

submitted by Craig Mussay

ipodded - To upload a song to your iPod.

e.g., I ipodded that song to my player last night.

submitted by nikcass

ippidy - Cool, awesome.

e.g., Well, isn't that ippidy!

submitted by Debbi

ipskitch - A small child, usually caught in an act of mischief. Either that, or our Bohemian grandma was calling us something else entirely.

e.g., You little ipskitch, get outta dem cookies.

submitted by patric kelly

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