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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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Bisasting

Created by: DeanHildner

Pronunciation: 'Be-zasting'

Sentence: John's dog's death did not phase him and he could not stop bisasting about how he was able to get a brand knew puppy that weekend.

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Upbeaten

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: əpbētn

Sentence: No matter what slaps him upside the head, Tim is always upbeaten. When tragedy gives him a beatdown he always comes up smiling. Some think he is very brave and optimistic. Others think he is a complete simpleton.

Etymology: upbeat (cheerful; optimistic) + beaten (exhausted and dejected)

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Beaubacle

Created by: rfrey121

Pronunciation: beau-bac-le

Sentence: Amidst the tragedies, the passengers witnessed a beaubacle.

Etymology: beau- beautiful bacle- disaster

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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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Beautisaster

Created by: vicminer

Pronunciation: beau-ti-saster

Sentence: The artist srtived to make a scultpure of a beautiful woman, but it turned out to be a beautaster.

Etymology: beaut-beautiful saster-star

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Traumatopian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trou-muh-toh-pee-uhn

Sentence: Jane sees herself as a traumatopian, envisioning the best of any calamity. Some of her friends think she's on transcendental medication.

Etymology: trauma (a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident) + utopian (involving idealized perfection)

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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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COMMENTS:

:) - 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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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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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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Colorific

Created by: specks28

Pronunciation: Col-lar-if-fic

Sentence: The car crash looked like a colorific accident.

Etymology: Color- colorful ific- terrific

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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