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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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Discomboptimist

Created by: dochanne

Pronunciation: Diss-com-bop-tim-ist

Sentence: His head still spinning from the accident, David was astonished to hear Sarah pull sepulchritude from their situation and admire the pretty rainbow in the spilled oil. He thought at first she must have a head injury and be delirious but then remembered the annoying pollyannarchy she displayed under stress which made her a relentless discomboptimist. He wasn't sure yet if it was charmingly childlike awe or a quixotic escape from reality, but that pretty rainbow better not come any closer or he would discombandon her!

Etymology: Discombobulate - cause disarray, disturb/ance, disrupt; Optimist - always look on the bright side of life! Dee-dum, deedum deedum deedum!

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Beautastrophe

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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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COMMENTS:

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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Stavine

Created by: BeauKnows

Pronunciation: Sta-Vine

Sentence: Jim and Linda's water heater has a terrible leak. Upon moving for repairs Jim noticed an unusual water spot. Linda right behind him yelled and pointed, "Jesus!". Jim in shock, bowed his head and said "It's so stavine".

Etymology: Stain: A discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or chemically reacted with a material; a spot not easily removed. Divine : pertaining to a god, especially the Supreme Being.

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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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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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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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Splendorinthegas

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: splendərinðəgas

Sentence: After accidentally backing the family car into the pool, Julie’s parents and siblings were worried about how they were going to get the car out. Not Julie. As the rising sun glinted on the water, she was only struck by the splendorinthegas.

Etymology: A play on Splendor in the Grass, (an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression, love, heartbreak and manic-depression)

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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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Distagedy

Created by: beverly

Pronunciation: dist ajedy

Sentence: She is a very distagedy person at the worst times.

Etymology: dist= far, not near agedy= tragedy distracted during a tragedy

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-05-12: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx Thank you metrohumanx ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-05-14: 11:24:00
Metro, You're amazing! I really enjoy your definitions! I hope my word "Iridescentdisaster" does justice of your artistic visions. :) Great cartoon too "Verbotoartist"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-23: 00:09:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

'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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