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screamer

1. slang A lurid, exaggerated, or provocative news headline intended to be startling or scandalous. I love seeing the tabloids at the checkout counter with screamers like, "I only married my husband for money but then he cheated on me with an ex-con!"
2. slang An extremely funny or exciting person, joke, story, comedy routine, etc. My uncle told a couple screamers at dinner that had us all in stitches. Have you ever been to one of her comedy shows? Oh my gosh, she's a total screamer!
3. slang An exclamation point. When you're proofreading a new writer's manuscripts, always try to flag when they're using too many screamers. It really brings down the quality of the work. My boss's emails are usually quite straightforward and unemotional, so when he starts throwing out screamers, you know he's either truly excited or truly pissed off!
4. slang In baseball and softball, a ball that travels very fast after being hit. The pitcher managed to catch the screamer with lightning-quick reflexes, securing his team's dramatic come-from-behind victory.
5. slang In cricket, an especially difficult or awkward catch. He managed to stretch out his left hand and take in an incredible screamer.

screamer

1. n. a newspaper headline. Did you see the screamer in the paper today? “The King Died.”
2. n. an exclamation point. (Printing.) Clean up this copy. There are too many screamers. Looks like junior high stuff.
3. n. anything challenging. What a horrible assignment I got. A classic screamer.
4. n. someone or something very exciting or attention getting. This guy is a real screamer! Wait’ll you meet him.
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The curriculum never seemed to change, which would have meant that the teachers back then were doing things by rote -- if kickers, biters and screamers could indeed be ever down by rote.
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Kingham then looked to have made the game safe with a 25-yard screamer only for Town to level deep into injury-time.
A person who prefers calm conversation will not deal well with a screamer just as a screamer will not deal well with the calm person.
Not so in neighboring Argentina, where Julio Cesar Ardita, a 23-year-old computer science student also known as "El Griton (The Screamer)," pleaded guilty last year to hacking after breaking into computer networks at the Pentagon and NASA.
The 22-year-old bagged the first brace of his career against the Honest Men last night, following up a fortuitous opener with a screamer from distance.
But Cork hit them on the counter time and again and Sadlier scored a 30-yard screamer with 11 minutes to go to see the Rebels in front.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Feb 2 (ANI): Bollywood star Anushka Sharma has shared the second screamer of her upcoming horror mystery film 'Pari'.
The Screamer will attach to your belongings and will notify you with a screeching alarm as well as a smartphone notification every time that thing is moved.