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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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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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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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Chaotickledpink

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kay yot ik ild pink

Sentence: The ability to be chaotickledpink is generally a solitary pleasure.

Etymology: chaotic tickled pink

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COMMENTS:

terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:53:00

griffiegrrl I LOVE IT! - griffiegrrl, 2009-05-13: 12:31:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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COMMENTS:

Talk about a Twister Sister! - Nosila, 2009-05-12: 18:15:00

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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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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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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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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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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