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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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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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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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Bingbangdoom

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bingbangdoōm

Sentence: Gerry just knows that the world is in deep peril. Some nitwit somewhere with an itchy finger is going to set off a chain of events that will bring the end of the world. It won't be difficult, just a matter of bingbangdoom. Even the tinfoil inside his baseball cap might not be enough to keep him safe.

Etymology: bing (exclamation - indicating a sudden action or event + bang (a sudden loud noise) + doom (death, destruction, or some other terrible fate)

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baddabang-baddaboom! - otherguy, 2009-02-04: 06:29:00

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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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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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Kaboomafears

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: ka-boom-uh-feers

Sentence: Gallon Greensplane, was sure that he could ease the kaboomafears of the others...as he explained how safe the new G.S.O.N.C.B.'s are. (*Global Swarming Organic Nuclear Cold Bombs)

Etymology: Kaboom -is an onomatopoeia representing the sound of an explosion. A Fear- A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

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Thebigbangfeary

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: the/big/bang/feer/ee

Sentence: Stu equated thebigbangfeary to all the nations on the planet giving ultimatums and counting to ten. It was inevitable that someone would push the button. Even balloons bursting caused him to break out in a cold sweat.

Etymology: The Big Bang Theory + fear

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Clever! - TJayzz, 2009-02-04: 07:30:00

terrific choices in your etymology for captures the feeling that sometimes the end of one thing is the beginning of another, even though we don't know what or if that may be. Your verbotomy will live forever in my memory along with hope. Super in the nth degree! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 09:47:00

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Nuclearharmsrace

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: nu clear harms race

Sentence: At the suggestion that a large number of nuclear weapons exist globally, the group, strangely didn’t admit the need for a nuclearharmsrace that many others did.

Etymology: This word is a combination of "nuclear arms race" and harm. Nuclear weapons are extremely harmful to the human race.

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Wonderful sentence! Well-crafted verbotomy! - silveryaspen, 2009-02-04: 22:46:00

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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

'We are re-positioning as an environmentally friendly product.'

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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