Wacky Words and Freaky Phobias

Wacky Words and Freaky Phobias

Kassidy Brackett, Reporter

  1. Halfpace –  A raised floor or dais or a platform or footpace at the top of steps.
  2. Aerophobia – Fear of fresh air.
  3. Impignorate –  Pledge, pawn, mortgage.
  4. Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants.
  5. Jentacular – Pertaining to breakfast.
  6. Numerophobia – Fear of numbers.
  7. Quire – Four sheets of paper or parchment folded to form eight leaves, as in medieval manuscripts.
  8. Phonophobia – Fear of sound. 
  9. Yarborough – A hand with no card above a nine. (In bridge or whist)
  10. Ombrophobia – Fear of rain.
  11. Nudiustertian – Relating to the day before yesterday.
  12. Neophobia – Fear of new things.
  13. Hornswoggle – Get the better of (someone) by cheating or deception.
  14. Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors. 
  15. Tittynope –  A small quantity of anything left over.