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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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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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Beatihoridberg

Created by: meganfis

Pronunciation: Beati-horid-berg

Sentence: Oh, my, dog look how beatihoridberg that colorful poisoness beatle is!

Etymology: Beati- meaning the beautiful looking object. Horid- gross situation. Berg- the place of accident

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Pausepective

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: Poz pek tif

Sentence: Pandora viewed tragedies differently than others...she had a different pausepective when it came to bad things or events. Like when she saw the red blood ooze from the wounds her knife had inflicted upon her unfaithful boyfriend, she thought, "Cool, that's the exact same shade as my new nail polish!" Or when she spied the blue tinge to his lips which happened after she had administered the cyanide in his cocktail. It was the grey-blue of the clouds before a violent thunderstorm. She just had to stop listening to that tune from "Chicago"..."He had it coming...he had it coming...!"

Etymology: Pause (reflect, take a moment to consider or think about) & Pos ( abbreviation of positive;involving advantage or good) & Persepective (a way of regarding situations or topics etc; viewpoint; vantage point)

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Pandora seems to be quite the extolminatrix! - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:22:00

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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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Traumatopian

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: trou-muh-toh-pee-uhn

Sentence: Jane sees herself as a traumatopian, envisioning the best of any calamity. Some of her friends think she's on transcendental medication.

Etymology: trauma (a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident) + utopian (involving idealized perfection)

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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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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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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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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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Erratohyperbeautification

Created by: SydneyNFox

Pronunciation: EAR-AT-OH-HI-PER-BEE-YOU-TEE-FI-KAY-SHUN

Sentence: I fell in the street and got my leg run over. I may be hurt but I can't help but erratohyperbeautificating the situation, just look at that shiny penny!

Etymology: Erratic - (Latin: errare - to stray) Hyper - (English: - overactive) Beauty- (Latin: bellus - beautiful)

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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