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DEFINITION: v. To see beauty in the midst of a complete disaster. n. The ability to see beauty in the rainbow hues of a toxic oil spill, or in the remnants of a poster torn down long ago, or in the subtle cracks in the plaster of a cheap, cold-water flat.

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Beholderall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: be hol der all

Sentence: Rosie could see the good in everything. She was an eternal optimist and therefore she could beholderall anything life threw at her with a positive outlook. That is why when she was surfing off the Queensland Gold Coast and fell into azure waters, she marvelled at the size of the giant white shark, the whiteness and sharpness of his many teeth and the fact that she was dying doing what she loved best...surfing and being shark-bait!

Etymology: Beholder (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses;perceiver...ie: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder) & Holdall (a capacious bag or basket)

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Beautastrophe

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: byoot-as-tro-fee

Sentence: Despite the fact that the tornado tore down their house and killed their neighbors, Gavin let the beautastrophe shine through as he marveled at the way that the sun shined through the broken stained glass of the near-by church.

Etymology: beauty + catastrophe

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COMMENTS:

petaj at first sight i thought this must have been an aussie verbotomist - but maybe that would have been spelt bewtastrophe. Love it - petaj, 2009-05-13: 05:33:00

libertybelle nope - 100% Jersey girl! thanks ;) - libertybelle, 2009-05-13: 10:12:00

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Crashtastic

Created by: AllisonLittell

Pronunciation: Crash-tas-tic

Sentence: I had a crashtastic day when I ran over my bills.

Etymology: Crash: collide violently with an obstacle or vehicle tastic: fantastic

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Blightism

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: blytizim

Sentence: Doug liked the way the orange juice looked spilled all over the blue tiles. He told me he is into blightism. I asked him, "Is it an ism or is it an art?"

Etymology: blight + ism

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Beautifail

Created by: dekra

Pronunciation: bew-tih-fale

Sentence: She had a habit of seeing the beautifail in any situation, like the bright green and brown hues of the compost pile, or the colored styrofoam floating in the blue ocean water.

Etymology: Beautiful + Failure

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Beautisasterfy

FeelTheMcGrath

Created by: FeelTheMcGrath

Pronunciation: Bee-you-teh-sas-tur-fy

Sentence: Earlier this evening I glanced upon a hedgehog tackle another hedgehog down a steep cliff, and the two of them died. Luckily, I Beautisasterfyed the situation by noticing how gorgeous the sunset was.

Etymology: Beaut- The beauty of the situation. isaster- The disaster of the situation. fy- To change the depressing mood into that of a beautiful one.

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Distagedy

Created by: beverly

Pronunciation: dist ajedy

Sentence: She is a very distagedy person at the worst times.

Etymology: dist= far, not near agedy= tragedy distracted during a tragedy

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Splendorinthegas

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: splendərinðəgas

Sentence: After accidentally backing the family car into the pool, Julie’s parents and siblings were worried about how they were going to get the car out. Not Julie. As the rising sun glinted on the water, she was only struck by the splendorinthegas.

Etymology: A play on Splendor in the Grass, (an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, heartbreak and manic-depression)

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Disaesthete

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diz ay steet

Sentence: "Wow how many people get to see an iceberg this close up while on a cruise?"

Etymology: disaster aesthete

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Calamadulate

Created by: briangianelos

Pronunciation: ca - la - ma - dU - lAt

Sentence: During the hurricane, I found myself in a state of calamadulation as I observed the beauty and splendor of the brilliant bolts of lightning

Etymology: Calam - (latin: calamitas = disaster) adulate - (latin: adulat = fawned on)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-12: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-14: 11:24:00
Metro, You're amazing! I really enjoy your definitions! I hope my word "Iridescentdisaster" does justice of your artistic visions. :) Great cartoon too "Verbotoartist"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-23: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James