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DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Fleelation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flee lay shun

Sentence: We all get feelings of fleelation. You know when your bank statement shows money you never knew you had, only to discover that you were accidentaly credited with someone else's deposit, after you spent it, of course. When you wait for the mail and are delighted to get lots of letters. Except, they are just bills and junk mail...no correspondence from friends. You are excited to get a tax refund of $500, only to find out your spouse owes them $2000 and you are going to have to help him out to pay for it. The worst though is when you are a kid and so excited about Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, only to finally find out it is really your parents. That's fleelation!

Etymology: Flee (run away quickly) & Elation ( a feeling of joy and pride;an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression)

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COMMENTS:

karenanne Also contains an element of "fleeting" - karenanne, 2010-06-07: 22:08:00

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Her excitement soon turned to floptimism when Ashley gave her sister Erika a dandelion from the yard, which she had inadvertantly killed.

Etymology: Flop (disappointment;failure) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things;the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Craptimistic

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: krap-tih-miss-tik

Sentence: Each spring, I get all craptimistic and weedgleed waiting for lamb's quarters and purslane to make their annual garden invasion. My motto - if ya can't beat 'em, eat 'em! (BTW, purslane contains more Omega 3 fatty acids than any other edible plant).

Etymology: crap, optimistic

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COMMENTS:

you really believe this winter will ever end - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:49:00

Yep! My daffodils are up about 4 inches - garlic about 6. However, I am so NOT ready for the 50 strawberry plants being delivered today... what the hell was I thinking? - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

I too live in a Garden of Weedin'...Cheers, purple! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:48:00

The payoff for craptimism usually comes on large denominations of crapola. I hope I'm not being overly craptimistic about my herb and veggie gardens. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:10:00

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Opticynic

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äptəsinik

Sentence: Gloria is a true football fan. Her favorite team doesn’t give her much to cheer about. She is an opticynic whenever something good happens. If her team scores a touchdown she starts to celebrate but immediately expects and looks for a penalty flag.

Etymology: optimist (hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something) + cynic (a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons)

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Serendumpity

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Ser - un - DUMP - it -ee

Sentence: Thinking she was spreading great joy only to receive criticism for her choices, little Helga experienced a sudden sadness and severe pangs of serendumpity.

Etymology: Blend of serendipity and 'dumps' or state of sadness.

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great blend - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Excellent. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:14:00

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Utopiaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-TOPE-e-aynt

Sentence: Finding joy and beauty where most others found only ugliness, Little Melanie's eden was in fact, a utopiaint.

Etymology: Blend of 'utopia' (a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions) and 'ain't' (am not : are not : is not)

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Hopetimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hope tim izm

Sentence: Jill's hopetimism that the pretty yellow flower she picked for her babysitter was soon squashed when she was told it was really a pesky dandelion.

Etymology: Hope (be optimistic) & Optimisim (a general disposition to expect the best in all things; the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Pollynannasecond

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pah lee NAN ah sek und

Sentence: There was that moment, that brief wonderful Pollynannasecond, between the time she reached for the hundred-dollar-bill she found on the street and the moment she saw the truck bearing down upon her, in which she exclaimed into her cell phone to her friend, "Dreams really do come true, and tomorrow I'll finally be able to spend just a little money on a treat for myself!..."

Etymology: nanosecond + Pollyanna (a fictional girl who was unstoppably and, some say, insufferably cheerful and optimistic)

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Blissmourn

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: blees-mourn

Sentence: Amy had a long chat with super-cute Ryan after Miss Morgan's History class. Amy was delighted and came home feeling all giddy because she had a crush on Ryan since Hayden broke up with her few months ago. She excitedly went to her sister April's room (who was an year senior) and told her about Ryan, but April started laughing and told Amy that Ryan only date guys. Hearing this Amy suffered from a strong feeling of blissmourn and her romantic dreams about Ryan were squashed.

Etymology: Bliss (complete happiness) + Mourn (express feeling of grief after a loss)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:27:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-30: 00:01:00
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