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'If this snow flea dies...'

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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Nonprophet

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: non-pro-phet

Sentence: Arnold used his law degree to represent nonprophet groups such as the "Save the Baby Snow Fleas," "Cockatiel Habitat Destruction Awareness" and "Stop Stepping on Ants or You're Going to Be Sorry" foundations.

Etymology: prophet: a predicator or soothsayer; chief spokesman of a movement or cause + nonprofit: charitable organization that is not required to pay taxes on collected contributions because it is not permitted to seek profits

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Armagetsome

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: ärməgetsəm

Sentence: Pastor Bob is the head of the Church of Armagetsome. His fire and brimstone, doom and gloom sermons are sure to fill the collection plates. **You can*t take it with you** he is sure to tell his fleeced flock. He spends the incoming money as if he believes his own proclamations. Amen!

Etymology: Armageddon (a dramatic and catastrophic conflict, typically seen as likely to destroy the world or the human race) + get some

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl LOL! - mrskellyscl, 2009-09-03: 05:59:00

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Dividendoftheworld

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: divid end of the world

Sentence: Susan's non-profit was a cause to raise funds for the end of the plight of the snow flea. Although their plight was grim, they multiplied 1000 to one and re-bred themselves faster than many other critters. However, Susan's superior math and persuasion skills made her a steep profit on her non-profit. In fact, it was her dividendoftheworld philosophy that eventually raised the attention of the tax department!

Etymology: Dividend (a bonus; something extra) & End of the World (an unpleasant or disastrous destiny)

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Gloomgaming

Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: gloom/gam/ing

Sentence: Gloomgaming is a surefire way to keep young kids off the street and empty their parent's pockets.

Etymology: gloom +gaming

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Ecsploiter

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: exploiter

Sentence: He had been described as an eco-opportunist for his greenfleecing activities, but ecsploiter fitted better with his selfish point of view.

Etymology: eco (ecology) + exploit (capitalize on)

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Nice one! - BMott, 2007-02-06: 22:50:00

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Doomprofit

Created by: paintergrl1313

Pronunciation:

Sentence: that doomprofit says he'll tell you when the world ends for five bucks.

Etymology: Doom + Profit

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Necrophobicorp

Created by: Bulletchewer

Pronunciation: Nek-row-foe-bee-core/korp

Sentence: The most famous of all necrophobicorps, the church, became popular with the genius natives of Africa and the Southern States.

Etymology: From "necrophobia" with is the (irrational) fear of death and "corp" which is an abbreviation of corporation, and two letters short of corpse.

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pretty creepily accurate but good word - Jabberwocky, 2007-02-06: 12:23:00

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Guiltmogul

Created by: InviDoll

Pronunciation:

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Greenfleece

Created by: Osomatic

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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Fleamonger

Created by: lauramy

Pronunciation: flee-mong-er

Sentence: The fleamongers always call just as you sit down to dinner.

Etymology: flea + monger (a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way)

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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