Wacky Words and Freaky Phobias February

Wacky Words and Freaky Phobias February

Kassidy Brackett, Reporter

  1. Kerfuffle – A commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.
  2. Finifugal – Fear of finishing something. 
  3. Bibliobibuli – A person who reads too much. 
  4. Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes.
  5. Ineffable – Too great or extreme to be explained or described with words. 
  6. Metrophobia – Fear of poetry.
  7. Quiddity – The essence of something. 
  8. Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks. 
  9. Bequeath – Leave to a person or other beneficiary by a will, or pass something on to someone else.
  10. Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
  11. Squib – A small firework that burns with a hissing sound before exploding.
  12. Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.
  13. Selcouth – Odd, unusual, unordinary, rare, strage, and yet, wonderful. 
  14. Papyrophobia – Fear of paper. 
  15. Hamish –  Having qualities associated with a homelike atmosphere; simple, warm, relaxed, or cozy.