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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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Pollyanalyst

mrskellyscl

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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Beatihoridberg

Created by: meganfis

Pronunciation: Beati-horid-berg

Sentence: Oh, my, dog look how beatihoridberg that colorful poisoness beatle is!

Etymology: Beati- meaning the beautiful looking object. Horid- gross situation. Berg- the place of accident

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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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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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Blissted

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: blihss-tehd

Sentence: Louisse was happy she was so enlightened that she could enjoy all the sensory experiences of the car crash. Luckily, Bob knew just how blissted she always was, and pulled her out just before the explosion.

Etymology: bliss (extreme happiness, ecstacy) + twisted (distorted)

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I like your sentences! - readerwriter, 2009-05-12: 15:30:00

you hit it out of the park, great word, amazingly funny sentence - DrWebster111, 2009-05-12: 21:38:00

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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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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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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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Pausepective

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Poz pek tif

Sentence: Pandora viewed tragedies differently than others...she had a different pausepective when it came to bad things or events. Like when she saw the red blood ooze from the wounds her knife had inflicted upon her unfaithful boyfriend, she thought, "Cool, that's the exact same shade as my new nail polish!" Or when she spied the blue tinge to his lips which happened after she had administered the cyanide in his cocktail. It was the grey-blue of the clouds before a violent thunderstorm. She just had to stop listening to that tune from "Chicago"..."He had it coming...he had it coming...!"

Etymology: Pause (reflect, take a moment to consider or think about) & Pos ( abbreviation of positive;involving advantage or good) & Persepective (a way of regarding situations or topics etc; viewpoint; vantage point)

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Pandora seems to be quite the extolminatrix! - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:22:00

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

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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