Verboticism: Finiculy

'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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Fabsaster

Created by: meganhardy

Pronunciation: fab-sas-ter

Sentence: My day was fasaster because I was late to work but I still got a raise.

Etymology: fab- fabolous saster- disaster

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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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Blissted

hyperborean

Created by: hyperborean

Pronunciation: blihss-tehd

Sentence: Louisse was happy she was so enlightened that she could enjoy all the sensory experiences of the car crash. Luckily, Bob knew just how blissted she always was, and pulled her out just before the explosion.

Etymology: bliss (extreme happiness, ecstacy) + twisted (distorted)

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COMMENTS:

I like your sentences! - readerwriter, 2009-05-12: 15:30:00

you hit it out of the park, great word, amazingly funny sentence - DrWebster111, 2009-05-12: 21:38:00

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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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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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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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Aesthetslick

petaj

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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

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

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Posivisability

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: poz - eh - viz - ah - bill - etee

Sentence: Julie's posivisability was astounding. No matter what happened to her, she always looked on the bright side and was able to see good in any situation.

Etymology: positive, visibility (quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye), ability (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

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nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-05-13: 05:54:00

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