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1. fantods
a. A state of nervous irritability.
b. Nervous movements caused by tension.
2. An outburst of emotion; a fit.

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Noun1.fantods - an ill-defined state of irritability and distress
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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The very existence of this book would be adequate to induce gyrating fantods in some of the less durable members of our great society.
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The resulting devastation is sufficient to induce the gyrating fantods in shooter and bystander alike.