Sam Lowery, of Charlestown, Mass., spells his word in the air during round two of the National Spelling Bee, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Oxon Hill, Md. (Evan Vucci/AP)

No, it’s much more fun to make up the definitions instead.  That’s why we’re giving readers a list of words (which, by the way, is composed of actual words that this year’s contestants were asked to spell), to create definitions for.

Choose from:

- Caryatid

- Cicatrize

- Phalarope

- Coulisse

- Jaungler

- Oubliette

- Pouchade

- Sauerbraten

The definitions can be funny, political or whatever you think best represents the word you choose.

Post your made-up definitions in the comment section, and recommend the definitions you like most from other readers.  The best, funniest and most recommended will be featured in a later post.

If you’re on Twitter, then include your user handle with your definitions - @washingtonpost will be tweeting favorites throughout the day. 


- National Spelling Bee (Live blog)

- Spelling Bee 2012: Can you spell these words?