Definition: The action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue

Sentence example: ISIS and other terrorist groups have been using the method of fearmongering to achieve their aim of creating fear among citizens.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Link to -monger, i.e. a person who promotes a specified activity, situation, or feeling, especially one that is undesirable or discreditable ⇒ in this context, the commodity is fear
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