Just because you're in Mensa doesn't mean you know all the words. This month's words are combinations of common Greek and Latin roots. Learn them, increase your brain power, and impress your friends with your own versions of the sample sentences provided with each word. Who knows, they might even be on the retest.
melanarchy, from melos (black) + arches (to rule).
"Students demonstrated in support of melanarchy in South Africa."
pharmacophoria, from pharmacon (drug) + phoros (bearing).
"He was arrested by the border police for pharmocophoria."
osteocephalous, from osteo (bone) + kephale (head).
"Locking my keys in the car was really osteocephalous of me."
neophyllotrope, from neos (new) + phyllon (leaf) + trope (turning).
"She used to tease the animals, but now she's a neophyllotrope."
gymnogynous, from gymnos (naked) + gyne (woman) + os (full of).
"Peter keeps a stack of gymnogynous magazines under his bed."
ancoprognostic, from a (not) + kopros (dung) + gnosis (knowing).
"Don't listen to your teachers, they're ancoprognostic."
cardioclast, from kardia (heart) + klasis (breaking).
"The Redskins' loss to the Cardinals was a real cardioclast."
circumsomnia, from circum (around) + somnus (sleep).
"The tabloid alleged that O.J. Simpson killed his ex-wife because of her circumsomnia.
lipopolis, from lipos (fat) + polis (city).
"If that roulette wheel comes up 17 one more time, we're in lipopolis."
ornithocracy, from ornith (bird) + kratia (government).
"As a democrat, I believed that government was for the people, but living in Washington [DC] has turned me into an ornithocrat."
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