Verboticism: Calamadulate

'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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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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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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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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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.

Etymology:

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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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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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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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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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Beholderall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: be hol der all

Sentence: Rosie could see the good in everything. She was an eternal optimist and therefore she could beholderall anything life threw at her with a positive outlook. That is why when she was surfing off the Queensland Gold Coast and fell into azure waters, she marvelled at the size of the giant white shark, the whiteness and sharpness of his many teeth and the fact that she was dying doing what she loved best...surfing and being shark-bait!

Etymology: Beholder (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses;perceiver...ie: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder) & Holdall (a capacious bag or basket)

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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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