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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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Optipessi

Created by: eap6217

Pronunciation: Opti - pess - i

Sentence: I am feeling rather optipessi because I won on the lottery but it was only £5.

Etymology: Being optimistic and pessimistic at the same time

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COMMENTS:

Good word eap! - purpleartichokes, 2008-03-31: 18:21:00

Like it, eap6217...have had similar experience...I had all the numbers for today's draw, only to discover I was looking at last week's ticket. With my luck, I will win the big one, but I will be 98 and unable to go out and spend it!! Cheers! - Nosila, 2008-03-31: 20:47:00

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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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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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Happication

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: hah-pih-kay-shun

Sentence: Andrea was so excited to give her mother the beautiful flower she picked from the grass. When presented with it, mom only said, "What a hideous weed! Thank you for killing it sweetie!" Distraught that she had killed something, Andrea quickly ran back to the spot at which she had picked it, dug a small hole, and buried it there. She felt such a feeling of happication that she felt she had to have a funeral service for the flower as well.

Etymology: Happy (joyful, excited) + complication (something that gets in the way)

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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Her excitement soon turned to floptimism when Ashley gave her sister Erika a dandelion from the yard, which she had inadvertantly killed.

Etymology: Flop (disappointment;failure) & Optimisim (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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Happydamper

Created by: toadstool57

Pronunciation: hap-pE-camp-per

Sentence: Bob isn't a happydamper as Jill told hom his green lush garden is just a huge crop of skunk grass.

Etymology: happy camper/ damper

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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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Glassmostasy

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: glass/most/a/see

Sentence: Sunny was full of glassmostacy and offered uplifting advice to one and all.

Etymology: glasnost (time of freedom of information in Russia) + glass half full or in this case glass most full + ecstasy

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Opticynic

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: äptəsinik

Sentence: Gloria is a true football fan. Her favorite team doesn’t give her much to cheer about. She is an opticynic whenever something good happens. If her team scores a touchdown she starts to celebrate but immediately expects and looks for a penalty flag.

Etymology: optimist (hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something) + cynic (a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons)

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Positude

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Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: Positive and attitude

Sentence: Dude, cut the positude.

Etymology: Positive + attitude

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-30: 00:01:00
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