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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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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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Floptimism

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flop tim izm

Sentence: Sally was driving with her boyfriend Kevin. Unfortunately, he sped too much, skidded,flipped and did a lot of damage to their car. Was she mad? No. Sally, who had chronic floptimism, thought thankfully that Kevin would not notice the crack she had put in the windshield last week or the broken off mirror so much now...

Etymology: Flop (fail utterly; collapse)& Optimism (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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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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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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Disaesthete

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diz ay steet

Sentence: "Wow how many people get to see an iceberg this close up while on a cruise?"

Etymology: disaster aesthete

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Beautisasterfy

FeelTheMcGrath

Created by: FeelTheMcGrath

Pronunciation: Bee-you-teh-sas-tur-fy

Sentence: Earlier this evening I glanced upon a hedgehog tackle another hedgehog down a steep cliff, and the two of them died. Luckily, I Beautisasterfyed the situation by noticing how gorgeous the sunset was.

Etymology: Beaut- The beauty of the situation. isaster- The disaster of the situation. fy- To change the depressing mood into that of a beautiful one.

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Traumatopian

artr

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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Crashtastic

Created by: AllisonLittell

Pronunciation: Crash-tas-tic

Sentence: I had a crashtastic day when I ran over my bills.

Etymology: Crash: collide violently with an obstacle or vehicle tastic: fantastic

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Blightism

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: blytizim

Sentence: Doug liked the way the orange juice looked spilled all over the blue tiles. He told me he is into blightism. I asked him, "Is it an ism or is it an art?"

Etymology: blight + ism

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Finiculy

Krixwell

Created by: Krixwell

Pronunciation: fi-NIC-u-ly

Sentence: As she was focusing on the beauty of the oil spill and not the reason and consequences, James admired Sally's finiculy.

Etymology: Contraction of "finem cuniculum", Latin for "(the) end of (the) tunnel", with an anglizised ending -y.

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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