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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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Optimissed

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: OPT-eh-mist

Sentence: Lori has always been an optimissed, having such a rosy outlook and a true believer in serendipity she rarely ever saw the down side of bad situations but would instead see something to be gained even from tragedy.

Etymology: Play on the word optimist, prefix opti- and 'missed'.

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COMMENTS:

Great minds think alike...I almost used that word! Cheers. - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:16:00

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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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Erratohyperbeautification

Created by: SydneyNFox

Pronunciation: EAR-AT-OH-HI-PER-BEE-YOU-TEE-FI-KAY-SHUN

Sentence: I fell in the street and got my leg run over. I may be hurt but I can't help but erratohyperbeautificating the situation, just look at that shiny penny!

Etymology: Erratic - (Latin: errare - to stray) Hyper - (English: - overactive) Beauty- (Latin: bellus - beautiful)

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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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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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Traumatopian

artr

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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:) - 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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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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Upbeaten

artr

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