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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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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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Nucleangst

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: new-cle-angst

Sentence: To see Grandma now, you'd never know that she once was a hippie anti-war protester whose nucleangst gave her the courage to face lines of National Guardsman putting flowers in the barrels of their rifles.

Etymology: nuclear: of, using or posessing atomic bomba + angst: a feeling of anxiety or apprehension often accompanied by depression

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Polymal

Created by: MissB5

Pronunciation: (v) poly-mal

Sentence: The nuclear war will cause polymal. The apes will attack with their nuclear warfare.

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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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Alarmageddon

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: al ahrm ah gedd ohn

Sentence: alarmageddon, when vocalised, is usually met with armagedouttahere

Etymology: armageddon, alarm

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COMMENTS:

astute observation, readily apparent meaning, right on the definition, great originality. Exceptional verbotomy. - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 09:32:00

can always count on you to diffuse a scary concept - Jabberwocky, 2009-02-04: 12:41:00

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Kevinbaconeutronstarophobia

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: Kevin-Bacon-Neutron-Star-o-phobia

Sentence: 1. A Neutron Star is an astronomical object in the dying stages of it's existence. 2. A star that is dying could be referred to as a Death Star. 3. The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon occupied by Darth Vader and his crew. 4. Darth Vader is the cental antagonist in the Star Wars films. 5. 'Star Wars' was the pet name for the SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) proposed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. 6. The SDI was designed to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. =Kevinbaconeutronstarophobia

Etymology: Based on the trivia game 'The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' that links many major Hollywood actors to Kevin Bacon through six or less interconnecting film roles.

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great blent of what is and what might be, a very savvy insight into fact and sci-fi. Extraordinary! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 09:39:00

blend not blent, darn my fingers! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 09:39:00

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Catastrofear

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: ca/tas/tro/fear

Sentence: Every news report of trouble in the Gaza Strip sends Jenny into a state of catastrofear.

Etymology: CATASTROFEAR - noun - from CATASTROPHE (a final event, or conclusion; a disastrous end) + FEAR (concern or anxiety)

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

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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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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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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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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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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

artipt - 2018-08-19: 18:15:00
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