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DEFINITION: v. To see joy and beauty where others only see complications, trouble and weeds. n. A moment of delight which dissipates as soon as it is shared.

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Pollyanntidote

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: /pol-ee-ANN-ti-doht/

Sentence: Although little Valerie exhibited a constant love of life, and an exuberance for discovering beauty in even the most mundane things which was almost infectious, her older sister, Sharon, was immune to such charming behavior, and she would almost always attempt to deter Valerie's optimism with her version of a Pollyanntidote. So when Valerie tried to show Sharon how the broken bottle she'd found made the prettiest little rainbows on the sidewalk, Sharon said, "Does it still do that when it's all covered with blood?" Valerie put the bottle down but, undeterred, she looked around, spotted a butterfly, and promptly went running off after it. Sharon thought she spotted a patch of poison ivy in the direction that Valerie was heading, and she idly wondered if a big, itchy rash might curb some of her sister's enthusiasm.

Etymology: Pollyanna - an excessively or blindly optimistic person (in allusion to the influential novel "Pollyanna" about an inspiringly cheerful little girl) + Antidote - a remedy or counteragent (from Greek, antidoton "given as a remedy")

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COMMENTS:

great word tigger - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:50:00

Excellent verboticism. Very descriptive and fun to say. - Mustang, 2008-03-31: 23:12:00

Great bit of thinking. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:15:00

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Blissipate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: BLIS-uh-peyt

Sentence: As rainclouds fade away to distant horizons, only the waterless desert blissipates at its sandy dunes.

Etymology: BLISS :Middle English blisse, from Old English bliss, from blīths, from blīthe, joyful; -_SIPATE:from L. sipatus, pp. of (dis)sipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate, cause to vanish" + supare "to throw, scatter about."

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COMMENTS:

very poetic - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:53:00

Great word Oz! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 14:05:00

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Fleelation

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flee lay shun

Sentence: We all get feelings of fleelation. You know when your bank statement shows money you never knew you had, only to discover that you were accidentaly credited with someone else's deposit, after you spent it, of course. When you wait for the mail and are delighted to get lots of letters. Except, they are just bills and junk mail...no correspondence from friends. You are excited to get a tax refund of $500, only to find out your spouse owes them $2000 and you are going to have to help him out to pay for it. The worst though is when you are a kid and so excited about Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, only to finally find out it is really your parents. That's fleelation!

Etymology: Flee (run away quickly) & Elation ( a feeling of joy and pride;an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression)

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karenanne Also contains an element of "fleeting" - karenanne, 2010-06-07: 22:08:00

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Transienchantment

Created by: stache

Pronunciation: trān'zē-ən-chānt'mənt

Sentence: Marvin suddenly knew his crush on the willowy blond/e he had met at the bar earlier that evening was mere transienchantment when, as they were making out in the darkened booth in the back, his hand felt the stiffening bulge beneath the front of "her" miniskirt.

Etymology: Trans, from transgender, politically correct term for the range of proclivities from cross-dressers to full-blown top and bottom transsexuals; iench, unit of measurement in the deep southern U.S.; antment, that which befalls one's honey sandwich when dropped on the ground.

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Ahh, his own personal Crying Game! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:41:00

Yep, I understand, the willowy blonde was an undercover cop and the "bulge" was his gun! Very funny; good word. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:02:00

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Pollynannasecond

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: pah lee NAN ah sek und

Sentence: There was that moment, that brief wonderful Pollynannasecond, between the time she reached for the hundred-dollar-bill she found on the street and the moment she saw the truck bearing down upon her, in which she exclaimed into her cell phone to her friend, "Dreams really do come true, and tomorrow I'll finally be able to spend just a little money on a treat for myself!..."

Etymology: nanosecond + Pollyanna (a fictional girl who was unstoppably and, some say, insufferably cheerful and optimistic)

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Blissmourn

kashman

Created by: kashman

Pronunciation: blees-mourn

Sentence: Amy had a long chat with super-cute Ryan after Miss Morgan's History class. Amy was delighted and came home feeling all giddy because she had a crush on Ryan since Hayden broke up with her few months ago. She excitedly went to her sister April's room (who was an year senior) and told her about Ryan, but April started laughing and told Amy that Ryan only date guys. Hearing this Amy suffered from a strong feeling of blissmourn and her romantic dreams about Ryan were squashed.

Etymology: Bliss (complete happiness) + Mourn (express feeling of grief after a loss)

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COMMENTS:

Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:27:00

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Utopiaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: yew-TOPE-e-aynt

Sentence: Finding joy and beauty where most others found only ugliness, Little Melanie's eden was in fact, a utopiaint.

Etymology: Blend of 'utopia' (a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions) and 'ain't' (am not : are not : is not)

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Boophoria

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boo-fawr-ee-uh

Sentence: Her parents spent a lifetime building her self-esteem, praising her every utterance, every action. It all came crashing down as she opened her mouth on the stage of American Idol. All she wanted was to share her "wonderful" talent. Now she is in a state of boophoria. Big frigging thanks Mom & Dad!

Etymology: boo (an exclamation of contempt or disapproval) + euphoria (a state of intense happiness and self-confidence)

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Naiviewte

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: nah-eevyoo-tey

Sentence: Marissa was a typically cruel sister. Whenever Jennie stopped by to show her something that fascinated her, Marissa was quick to throw the kabosh on her enthusiasm. Yet, Jennie's naiviewte was unstoppable. She never ceased to find the world around her amazing.

Etymology: naïveté, from French(of being simple) + view (looking at)

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way to go Jennie - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-31: 12:51:00

Sounds good to me! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-04-01: 00:16:00

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Robtomist

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: rob tom ist

Sentence: Rosemary had started out optimistic, but marriage to Rob had taken its' toll on her good nature and she felt like she had married a robtomist. She decided to create a lovely garden after mulch thought. Her garden was her therapy, because he was a creeper who had tended to lilac a sidewalk and perennially wore his bachelor buttons while out with some hoe. Sod him, the rake...he thought he was so poplar! She turfed aside her negative feelings when out in her garden and with thyme, grew more sage. Her efforts in the garden helped rid her Hostality and control her impatiens. Her favourite fantasy while working the earth was to plan ways she could root out her rotten husband, the son of a birch: hit him in the gourd; beet him; artichoke him and let the life leek from him. But instead of pining fir him, she decided that sooner or later he'd begonia and she could prune him out of her life forever. Dill death do us part, indeed! She rose from her planting as all was well with the Cosmos, spruced herself up and went into the house to catch another episode of her favourite show, Lawn Order.

Etymology: rob (to steal) & optimist (someone who finds the good in everything and everyone)

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COMMENTS:

Well thought out. - eap6217, 2008-03-31: 13:53:00

HA! Love the sentence (and the word)! Lawn Order, son-of-a-birch, artichoke him... too funny! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:20:00

Great word;love the story! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-31: 23:55:00

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