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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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Mischarmery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: miss-charm-er-ree

Sentence: As she began to lose consciousness she noticed the mischarmery of her own blood spatter while it dripped down the wall. With each blow it looked more and more like a painting she did when she was young during her "Jackson Pollock" phase.

Etymology: misery (wretchedness of condition or circumstances) + charm (attractiveness)

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COMMENTS:

petaj gruesome imagery - petaj, 2010-11-24: 07:05:00

been watching The Walking Dead lately... - remistram, 2010-11-24: 08:55:00

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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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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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Charmageddon

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: charm-ah-ged-on

Sentence:

Etymology: charm, armageddon

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COMMENTS:

Great word....come up with a sentence or two! - readerwriter, 2009-05-12: 02:55:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-12: 03:53:00

Ayemageddon charmed :P - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:13:00

Charmed us! - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:14:00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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