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Word of the Week: Hippopotomonstroses-quipedaliaphobia

17 Dec

I’m not going to bother with whether it’s an adjective or noun or what-not because the word is too darn long.
Definition: the fear of long words.
Lily’s hippopotomontrosesquipadaliaphobia kept her from winning the spelling bee, she couldn’t bring herself to spell a word longer than eleven letters.

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