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DEFINITION: n. An individual, or an organization, which profits by selling fear of imminent global destruction and/or eternal damnation. v. To profit from the prophecy of doom.

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Annihilucrative

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: uh-nahy-uh-loo-kruh-tiv

Sentence: As much as the end of the world, as predicted by the Mayan calendar, has been in the news Jill decided to make some money from it. She has started a company that produces calendars that only go to December 21, the supposed last day for Earth. It has proved to be very annihilucrative.

Etymology: annihilation (Utter destruction. ) + lucrative (productive, well-paid )

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Shoeblobium

Created by: bobditty

Pronunciation: shoe-blob-e-um

Sentence: I always get emails from shoeblobiums.

Etymology: shoe blob- something that is really anoying but you don't try to get rid of it.

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Purseerveer

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: poors seer veer

Sentence: There's always been a company who can purseerveer through the doom. Prudential Insurance was around when Noah built the Ark. They sold him flood insurance, boat insurance, travel insurance,livestock insurance and pet medical insurance. Why do you think they have a rock on their logo? It's not the Rock of Gibralter, but Mount Ararat. There was a good faith clause in their policy.

Etymology: Purse (A sum of Money) & Seer (an authoritative person who divines the future; a person with unusual powers of foresight) & Veer (a general direction in which something tends to move)and Wordplay on Persevere (be persistent, refuse to stop)

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Enviroscammer

Created by: Alchemist

Pronunciation: en-VIE-roe-scam-uhr

Sentence: I was almost hooked, until the enviroscammer said, "And if you donate now, you'll recieve this nifty "think green" sticker for your Hummer."

Etymology: enviro(ment) + scammer

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Apocalyptchant

Created by: chofu67

Pronunciation: a pok a lip chant

Sentence: The apocalyptchants are merely hucksters who profit from their ability to scare people with gloomy scenarios of the near future.

Etymology: apocalypse = merchant

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Apocalyptick

Created by: chris

Pronunciation: apokk-er-lip-tik

Sentence: MegaCorp had long found that employing a professional apocalyptick was the surest way to sell all their products - from medicines and religious tracts all the way up to nuclear shelters.

Etymology: apocalypse + tick (an irritating blood-sucker that can be hard to get rid of)

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COMMENTS:

good one - porsche, 2007-02-06: 10:40:00

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Greenvangelist

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: green/van/gel/ist

Sentence: He was a god to the environmentalists, the ultimate greenvangelist, the financial savior of their eco-organization.

Etymology: green + evangelist

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COMMENTS:

great word - porsche, 2007-02-06: 12:26:00

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Zealsman

Created by: allwise

Pronunciation: Seel-seils-man

Sentence: -Brother Josheph is our new zealsalesman. he will be promoting our cause at the bible-channel from 3 to 5 every wednesday, except during hollidays.

Etymology: Zeal - to be fanatic about a cause, and be convinced in such a degree that every other concern is put back. A salesman is a person who tries to convince other people that their product is invaluable to such a degree that all other concerns is put back.

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Greenfleece

Created by: sodium

Pronunciation: green-fleece (pretty obvious)

Sentence: The girl was from the Jackalopes Forever Foundation, which I found out later is nothing but a greenfleece.

Etymology: Greenpeace (environmental activist group) + fleece (to swindle out of money)

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COMMENTS:

Good word sodium! The question is, did you donate? - wordmeister, 2007-02-06: 00:26:00

Excellent! Even better as a verb, but it works as a noun too. - ErWenn, 2007-02-06: 01:13:00

cool! can I get a sticker? - Alchemist, 2007-02-06: 08:27:00

It just rolls off the tongue. It's worthy of adoption by the general populace. - chofu67, 2007-02-06: 11:00:00

very funny - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-06: 12:19:00

Whoops! Dangit. I didn't mean to "join the group." Sorry, sodium, I'm not trying to snag your play! - Osomatic, 2007-02-06: 13:53:00

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Ecostortionist

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: eek oh stor shun ist

Sentence: the faculty head accused him of inventing fictitious insects and other ecostortionis practices

Etymology: extortion and ecology

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COMMENTS:

This is not ecostortion! Snow fleas are are real! Google them... - wordmeister, 2007-02-06: 09:04:00

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Comments:

ErWenn - 2007-02-06: 22:47:00
Too many good words; not enough votes.

squirreleater - 2009-09-11: 17:23:00
I would have gone with republicans