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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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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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Pollyanalyst

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-an-al-ist

Sentence: Mary, a certified pollyanalyst, came close to losing her license after she tried to lead a chorus of "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" at Daddy Warbuck's wake.

Etymology: Pollyanna: a person regarded as blindly or foolishly optimistic -- named after the heroine of the novel "Pollyanna" by Eleanor Hodgman Porter and the movie starring Haley Mills about a dreadfully optimistic child very much like the equally dreadful child movie, "Little Orphan Annie." + analyst: one who is adept at examining a whole and breaking it down into it's parts for examination.

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:) - galwaywegian, 2009-05-12: 07:46:00

This is a fab verbotomy! - readerwriter, 2009-05-12: 11:19:00

libertybelle terrific word!! - libertybelle, 2009-05-12: 12:13:00

love it! - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:53:00

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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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Stavine

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Sta-Vine

Sentence: Jim and Linda's water heater has a terrible leak. Upon moving for repairs Jim noticed an unusual water spot. Linda right behind him yelled and pointed, "Jesus!". Jim in shock, bowed his head and said "It's so stavine".

Etymology: Stain: A discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed. Divine : pertaining to a god, especially the Supreme Being.

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Quickfixotic

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: quihk-fihx-ah-tihc

Sentence: The sun was rising as the waters reached the second floor windows of their home. Rube had been at work all night singing "Running Bear loved little White Dove, with a love, deep as the sea...". Now, he was putting the finishing touches on the canoe he had been cheerfully carving from the large tree filling most of their bedroom. As Rube's wife climbed in, it dawned on her that her husband might be an incurable quickfixotic.

Etymology: Building on QUIXOTIC (from Don Quixote/chasing windmills/Man of La Mancha), meaning idealistic in a romantic or impractical way + QUICK FIX

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super - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:55:00

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Discomboptimist

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Diss-com-bop-tim-ist

Sentence: His head still spinning from the accident, David was astonished to hear Sarah pull sepulchritude from their situation and admire the pretty rainbow in the spilled oil. He thought at first she must have a head injury and be delirious but then remembered the annoying pollyannarchy she displayed under stress which made her a relentless discomboptimist. He wasn't sure yet if it was charmingly childlike awe or a quixotic escape from reality, but that pretty rainbow better not come any closer or he would discombandon her!

Etymology: Discombobulate - cause disarray, disturb/ance, disrupt; Optimist - always look on the bright side of life! Dee-dum, deedum deedum deedum!

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Posithink

Created by: DrDurrer

Pronunciation: Pos-i-think

Sentence: Michael, being very posithink, smiled even though he was in a tough situation because even though the Ravens had lost the previous night he had the Broncos defense on his fantasy team

Etymology: Posi = positive. Think = To think

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

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Sanqueen

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Sang Queen

Sentence: As he hung suspended by his seat belt, John was again amazed by Judy's ability to see the silver lining in every cloud. He was just hoping the oil pool wouldn't catch fire, but Judy once again was the sanqueen, marveling at the beauty in the chaos.

Etymology: From Sanguine: cheerfully optimistic. Queen: The most sanguine of them all.

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COMMENTS:

Sangenuinely appropriate and perfect for the cartoon :) - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:06:00

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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