Verboticism: Beautifail

'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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Finiculy

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fi-NIC-u-ly

Sentence: As she was focusing on the beauty of the oil spill and not the reason and consequences, James admired Sally's finiculy.

Etymology: Contraction of "finem cuniculum", Latin for "(the) end of (the) tunnel", with an anglizised ending -y.

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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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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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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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Aestheticlysm

petaj

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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Posithink

Created by: DrDurrer

Pronunciation: Pos-i-think

Sentence: Michael, being very posithink, smiled even though he was in a tough situation because even though the Ravens had lost the previous night he had the Broncos defense on his fantasy team

Etymology: Posi = positive. Think = To think

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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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Beautastrophe

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: byoot-as-tro-fee

Sentence: Despite the fact that the tornado tore down their house and killed their neighbors, Gavin let the beautastrophe shine through as he marveled at the way that the sun shined through the broken stained glass of the near-by church.

Etymology: beauty + catastrophe

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petaj at first sight i thought this must have been an aussie verbotomist - but maybe that would have been spelt bewtastrophe. Love it - petaj, 2009-05-13: 05:33:00

libertybelle nope - 100% Jersey girl! thanks ;) - libertybelle, 2009-05-13: 10:12:00

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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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Iridescentdisaster

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ir-i-des-cent-dis-as-ter

Sentence: Valspar Valdez had a wreck and as he and his wife were upside down she exclaims,"Oh look honey I see an iridescentdisaster of opal colors and blues and pinks purples in the fuel and oil draining out!"

Etymology: Iridescent:Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors. Disaster: An occurrence causing destruction and distress; a catastrophe.

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