Wacky Words and Freaky Phobias

Emma Ortiz, Reporter

Wacky Words

Cleek: To suddenly grasp or seize something

Afflux: To flow towards a point

Galbanum: Gum resin with a peculiar scent

Sententious: Given to excessive moralizing

Astute: Clever; Cunning


Freaky Phobias

Optophobia: Fear of opening one’s eyes

Globophobia: Fear of balloons

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words

Ephebiphobia: Fear of adolescents

Linonophobia: Fear of strings


https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/phobias/related/weird-phobias/#gref; dictionary.com