Verboticism: Upbeaten

'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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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Sally was driving with her boyfriend Kevin. Unfortunately, he sped too much, skidded,flipped and did a lot of damage to their car. Was she mad? No. Sally, who had chronic floptimism, thought thankfully that Kevin would not notice the crack she had put in the windshield last week or the broken off mirror so much now...

Etymology: Flop (fail utterly; collapse)& Optimism (a general disposition to expect the best in all things;the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well)

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Aestheticlysm

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: es-thet-i-cliz-m

Sentence: Georgina walked through the door with her hair bedraggled and clothes dripping. It was a relief to escape the torrential downpour, but her spirits were escalated by the joyous greeting from her boyfriend. He rhapsodised over the colour of her hair spangled with glittery droplets and the way her curvy outline was emphasised by the wet clothing. His aestheticlysm blinded him to the mascara dripping down her cheeks and the mud splattered over her shoes and ankles.

Etymology: aesthetic (beauty) + cataclysm (catastrophe)

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COMMENTS:

Welcome back, Petaj! - Nosila, 2010-11-23: 07:30:00

petaj Thank you Nosila. Thought I'd drop in. - petaj, 2010-11-24: 07:03:00

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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

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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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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Fabsaster

Created by: meganhardy

Pronunciation: fab-sas-ter

Sentence: My day was fasaster because I was late to work but I still got a raise.

Etymology: fab- fabolous saster- disaster

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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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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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