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Phobophobia     What it is:  An excessive fear of acquiring a phobia.  Word history:  The Greek word phobos means "fear or flight."  Bonus points:  When there's nothing left to fear but fear itself, this word is the perfect double whammy of the Greek word for fear.

Phobophobia What it is: An excessive fear of acquiring a phobia. Word history: The Greek word phobos means "fear or flight." Bonus points: When there's nothing left to fear but fear itself, this word is the perfect double whammy of the Greek word for fear.

This is a step-by-step powerpoint designed to introduce the 5 types of context clues to students.  Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example using the word "cacophony" in a sentence.   Then, there are six "practice slides", where students get to use context clues to determine the meaning of difficult "phobia" words.

This is a step-by-step powerpoint designed to introduce the 5 types of context clues to students. Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example using the word "cacophony" in a sentence. Then, there are six "practice slides", where students get to use context clues to determine the meaning of difficult "phobia" words.

Fear of commitment is a common phobia and even those who are comfortable with making some commitments in their lives don't do so lightly. The word commitment means a pledge and something binding you to a particular path of action. It therefore inevitably reduces your field of possibilities. Because commitment limits you to certain actions via @lifeadvancer | lifeadvancer.com

Fear of commitment is a common phobia and even those who are comfortable with making some commitments in their lives don't do so lightly. The word commitment means a pledge and something binding you to a particular path of action. It therefore inevitably reduces your field of possibilities. Because commitment limits you to certain actions via @lifeadvancer | lifeadvancer.com

This. I'm so tired of this being the reactionary response we as women give each other when we use the word "fat." People will try to tell out that it's synonymous with"ugly." PEOPLE. FAT DOES NOT UGLY. Just cause you've been trained to be grossly offended by even the mere mention of the word fat doesn't mean that it's actually a dirty word. You've just been conditioned to believe that by a media and culture that instigated fat phobia and extreme diet culture. Fat does not equal ugly anymore…

This. I'm so tired of this being the reactionary response we as women give each other when we use the word "fat." People will try to tell out that it's synonymous with"ugly." PEOPLE. FAT DOES NOT UGLY. Just cause you've been trained to be grossly offended by even the mere mention of the word fat doesn't mean that it's actually a dirty word. You've just been conditioned to believe that by a media and culture that instigated fat phobia and extreme diet culture. Fat does not equal ugly anymore…

Hippopotomonstrosequipedaliophobia. Of course the word for fear of long words is a massive long word!!!

Hippopotomonstrosequipedaliophobia. Of course the word for fear of long words is a massive long word!!!

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