Verboticism: Upbeaten

'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Beholderall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: be hol der all

Sentence: Rosie could see the good in everything. She was an eternal optimist and therefore she could beholderall anything life threw at her with a positive outlook. That is why when she was surfing off the Queensland Gold Coast and fell into azure waters, she marvelled at the size of the giant white shark, the whiteness and sharpness of his many teeth and the fact that she was dying doing what she loved best...surfing and being shark-bait!

Etymology: Beholder (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses;perceiver...ie: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder) & Holdall (a capacious bag or basket)

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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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