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'Look! A pretty rainbow...'

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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Optomaster

Created by: 720621

Pronunciation: op-tom-as-ter

Sentence: She was bieng optomaster despite her condition.

Etymology: optom= optomistic aster= disaster

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Splendorinthegas

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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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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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Cataclysmixedblessing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: cat/ah/cliz/mixt/bless/ing

Sentence: As the tornado ripped the roof off the house and left in its stead a jagged roofline, Sally saw it as a cataclysmixedblessing. She would design a new roof with similar jagged edges and an open concept. It would be beautiful.

Etymology: cataclysmic + mixed blessing

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COMMENTS:

Talk about a Twister Sister! - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:15:00

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Raliquake

Created by: ColeyPTrain

Pronunciation: Ral-uh-Kway-K

Sentence: The car was immediately flipped once the drove through the raliquake.

Etymology: A combination of the words earthquake and real.

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Posivisability

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: poz - eh - viz - ah - bill - etee

Sentence: Julie's posivisability was astounding. No matter what happened to her, she always looked on the bright side and was able to see good in any situation.

Etymology: positive, visibility (quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye), ability (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

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COMMENTS:

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:54:00

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Blondeoptomism

Created by: gbegun

Pronunciation: blond-Op-toe-mism

Sentence: Stacy received a compound fracture when she fell from her Vespa but with her massive amounts of blondeoptomism, she only thought of the pretty white color of her protruding femur.

Etymology: blonde-dumb, stupid, gullible optimism- Hopefulness, confidence

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COMMENTS:

and yes i spelled OPTIMISM wrong - gbegun, 2013-09-06: 15:10:00

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Spintrificate

Created by: RachelRocks

Pronunciation: (Spin-trif-i-cate)

Sentence: She spintrificated the hurricane's eye to see the bright sky beyond it.

Etymology: Spin: turn around Trif: adapt I: I cate: Choice

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Aesthetslick

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ess-thet-slick

Sentence: While the workers toiled cleaning up the oil covered beach, several aesthetslicks tried to stop them from clearing the shiny, rainbow-hued slicks that washed up with the surf.

Etymology: aesthetic (pertaining to beauty) + slick (as in oil)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:56:00

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Beautastrophous

Created by: logan260

Pronunciation: Byou-tas-truh-fuss

Sentence: Not only was Linda ambidextrious, but she was beautastrophous as well. As we stared at the morning dew steaming off the burnt stumps of the forest fire, she exclaimed, "It's so beautiful."....

Etymology: 1) "Beau"-from beauty 2) "tastrophous" from castasrophe 3) "ous" indicating the presence of an ability as it pertains to a person. pertaining to a person's ability.

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COMMENTS:

Beautastrophy would be the word for the ability in general, but my word is as it is connected to a person. - logan260, 2012-04-27: 11:07:00

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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