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'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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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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Quickfixotic

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: quihk-fihx-ah-tihc

Sentence: The sun was rising as the waters reached the second floor windows of their home. Rube had been at work all night singing "Running Bear loved little White Dove, with a love, deep as the sea...". Now, he was putting the finishing touches on the canoe he had been cheerfully carving from the large tree filling most of their bedroom. As Rube's wife climbed in, it dawned on her that her husband might be an incurable quickfixotic.

Etymology: Building on QUIXOTIC (from Don Quixote/chasing windmills/Man of La Mancha), meaning idealistic in a romantic or impractical way + QUICK FIX

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super - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:55:00

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Raliquake

Created by: ColeyPTrain

Pronunciation: Ral-uh-Kway-K

Sentence: The car was immediately flipped once the drove through the raliquake.

Etymology: A combination of the words earthquake and real.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blondeoptomism

Created by: gbegun

Pronunciation: blond-Op-toe-mism

Sentence: Stacy received a compound fracture when she fell from her Vespa but with her massive amounts of blondeoptomism, she only thought of the pretty white color of her protruding femur.

Etymology: blonde-dumb, stupid, gullible optimism- Hopefulness, confidence

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and yes i spelled OPTIMISM wrong - gbegun, 2013-09-06: 15:10:00

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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