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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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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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Aesthetslick

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Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: ess-thet-slick

Sentence: While the workers toiled cleaning up the oil covered beach, several aesthetslicks tried to stop them from clearing the shiny, rainbow-hued slicks that washed up with the surf.

Etymology: aesthetic (pertaining to beauty) + slick (as in oil)

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COMMENTS:

funny - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:56:00

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Charmageddon

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: charm-ah-ged-on

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Etymology: charm, armageddon

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COMMENTS:

Great word....come up with a sentence or two! - readerwriter, 2009-05-12: 02:55:00

love it - galwaywegian, 2009-05-12: 03:53:00

Ayemageddon charmed :P - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:13:00

Charmed us! - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:14:00

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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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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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Sanqueen

Created by: emdeejay

Pronunciation: Sang Queen

Sentence: As he hung suspended by his seat belt, John was again amazed by Judy's ability to see the silver lining in every cloud. He was just hoping the oil pool wouldn't catch fire, but Judy once again was the sanqueen, marveling at the beauty in the chaos.

Etymology: From Sanguine: cheerfully optimistic. Queen: The most sanguine of them all.

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Sangenuinely appropriate and perfect for the cartoon :) - dochanne, 2009-05-12: 05:06:00

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Mischarmery

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: miss-charm-er-ree

Sentence: As she began to lose consciousness she noticed the mischarmery of her own blood spatter while it dripped down the wall. With each blow it looked more and more like a painting she did when she was young during her "Jackson Pollock" phase.

Etymology: misery (wretchedness of condition or circumstances) + charm (attractiveness)

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COMMENTS:

petaj gruesome imagery - petaj, 2010-11-24: 07:05:00

been watching The Walking Dead lately... - remistram, 2010-11-24: 08:55:00

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Upbeaten

artr

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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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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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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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