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Friday, 19 November 2021

Word To Use Today: nosophobia.

 You say this nozzaFOHbeea, which rather gives away the fact that it isn't an unreasonable fear of noses (that would be rhinophobia (which is therefore, confusingly, not an unreasonable fear of rhinos. In any case, being afraid of rhinos isn't unreasonable.).

No, nosophobia is an unreasonable fear, a terrible dread, of disease. 

Though quite where sensible precaution, fate, and nosophobia give way to each other is anyone's guess at the moment.

Word To Use Today: nosophobia. Noso- comes from the Greek word nosos, which means disease. Phobos means fear.

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