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DEFINITION: v. To worry about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the ultimate demise of our planet. n. Anxiety caused by the fear of nuclear bumblers.

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Nuclearandpresentdanger

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: nu kleer and prez ant dayn jer

Sentence: Adam Bomber was the top sales rep for Gone Fission...the Nuclear Product Company whose sales targets were not bang-on! Adam Nuisance is what the Military Buyer, Dr.Oppenheimer, called him, because he was after them every week selling add-ons. "Yes, for this week only we are offering a BOGO on Pogo (a Buy One, Get One nuclear armaments sale, where you could wipe out the island of Pogo. What Adam did not realize was that POGO was an acronym for Project On Government Oversight, an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government.) You could say that his sales pitch bombed, his profits would not mushroom, he was a nuclearandpresentdanger to his peers and his targets imploded. People were not surprised to read in the Society columns that Mr. Adam Bomber would soon be marrying Miss Eva D. Struction were spending their honeymoon in Nagasaki Japan!

Etymology: Nuclear ((weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy) & Clear And Present Danger (Play on a Title of a Tom Clancy Novel, made into a movie)

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Awesome! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-05: 13:08:00

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Conflaggravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-flahg-rah-VAY-shun

Sentence: Though his colleagues tried to convince Professor Larson that his fears of a nuclear holocaust were unreasonable, the professor nevertheless suffered an almost constant state of conflaggravation.

Etymology: Blend of 'conflagration' (A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning) and 'aggravation' (A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble)

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Kaboomominy

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: KA-boom-OM-ee-nee

Sentence: Whenever Bob heard the words nuclear winter, shivers of kaboomominy koreered down his back.

Etymology: KABOOM: onomatopoeia: A loud noise heard with an explosion. "With the drop of the atom bomb, a loud kaboom was heard. " & OMINY (clipping of ominous); threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions."

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Great descriptive sentence and word... we's all felt shivers of kaboomominy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 22:26:00

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Fussion

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: fyoo-shun (like fusion)

Sentence: A frission of anxiety ran through Amanda as she read the magazine article on the H bombs. She did not know that is was a publication of the conspiracy theorists, and was soon in a complete state of fussion.

Etymology: fusion (a type of nuclear reaction) + fuss (worry) Frisson (a shudder of emotion) + fission (another type of nuclear reaction)

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Duckntremble

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: duck-n-trem-bull (duckntrembleosis)

Sentence: We all sat there in the War Room, staring aghast at the Big Board. There were still enough ICBMs to cause millions of BMs and turn the surface of our planet into fused glass. The realization that a nuclear half-life was no life at all began to sink in like heavy water into an aquifer. Some of us began to DUCKNTREMBLE at the thought of descending into a cozy mineshaft and trying to treat our radiation burns with napalmolive while recalling our school daze, cringing in the basement next to Sister MaryElephant and Shaky Nancy.

Etymology: DUCK+TREMBLE=DUCKNTREMBLE.....DUCK:to lower (as the head) quickly,avoid , evade, to move quickly,to lower the head or body suddenly,dodge,to plunge under the surface; Middle English douken; akin to Old High German tūhhan to dive, Old English dūce duck.....N: a short connective syllable popularized in the 20th century (shake n bake,turf n surf, feather n leather, duck n cover etc)......TREMBLE: to shake involuntarily (as with fear), shiver,to move,or come to pass as if shaken or tremulous, to be affected with great fear or anxiety; Middle English, from Anglo-French trembler, from Medieval Latin tremulare, from Latin tremulus tremulous, from tremere to tremble; akin to Greek tremein to tremble.

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metrohumanx US Navy: 1152 warheads. Russian Navy: 639 warheads. French Navy: 16 warheads. UK Royal Navy: 64 warheads. Chinese Navy: 12 warheads. - metrohumanx, 2009-02-04: 01:06:00

So many great verbotomies in a great sentence! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 02:25:00

your sentences are wonderfully descriptive - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-04: 12:43:00

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Reactoreaction

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: re ak tor re ak shun

Sentence: After the professor gave his lecture about nuclear proliferation and its destruction of our world, Enola had a reactoreaction. She worried that her nuclear family would not understand and would be in con-fusion if they knew about this disaster. Their fission vacations would change, no more gathering mushrooms and they would have a chain reaction to this news. She decided not to alarm them and to instead just Fermi la bouche!

Etymology: Reactor ((physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements) & Reaction (a process in which one or more substances are changed into others & an idea evoked by some experience)

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Defissioncy

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: de fish on see

Sentence: Pierre was terribly afraid of nuclear war. In fact he was suffering a severe defissioncy. When people joked about nuclear holocaust to him, he always said "Fermi la bouche!"

Etymology: Deficiency (something lacking) & Fission (a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy) Enrico Fermi (Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954))

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Bangxiety

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: bang zy itee

Sentence: When you took Professor Atom Baum's physics class, it was hard not to develop bangxiety about the world's fate. According to Atom,the world was always on the verge of nuclear war. Of course, Professor Atom Baum was married to Professor Eva Destruction, so there was always cheery chat around their dinner table. Neither of them ever bought green bananas, just in case they were right.

Etymology: Bang (Explosion;loud noise;the swift release of a store of affective force;(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin and the demise of the universe) & Anxiety (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)

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Conflaggravation

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: con-flahg-rah-VAY-shun

Sentence: Though his colleagues tried to convince Professor Bernhardt that his fears of a nuclear holocaust were unreasonable, the professor nevertheless suffered an almost constant state of conflaggravation.

Etymology: Blend of 'conflagration' (A fire extending to many objects, or over a large space; a general burning) and 'aggravation' (A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble)

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Fearoshima

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: feer - oo - sheem - ah

Sentence: Nester constantly watched documentaries and read dozens of books about the cold war, World War II, nuclear capabilities and armaments. Although he had learned a great deal of history and could expound on scientific theories, knowing more about these topics also resulted in a great deal of fearoshima for Nester. He began to fret more and more that the end could be near.

Etymology: Fear + Hiroshima >>>Fear (be afraid or feel anxious or apprehensive about a possible or probable situation or event) Hiroshima (a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb)

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COMMENTS:

Powerful verbotomy - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 09:25:00

hehehe - galwaywegian, 2009-02-04: 10:48:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-04: 12:44:00

I agree...excellent! - kateinkorea, 2009-02-06: 02:21:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-02-04: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-08-19: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

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