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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who spreads frightening rumors; an alarmist.

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  • n. Someone who spreads worrying rumours or needlessly alarms people.
  • v. To spread worrying rumours.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble

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