Word of the Day – Ochlophobia

By October 11, 2017Word of the Day

Ochlophobia (noun)

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An extreme or irrational fear of crowds.

Example sentences

“Her ochlophobia is so bad she finishes her Christmas shopping in August when the shops are quiet.”

Word of the Day – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

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Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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