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  1. river Valued Senior Member

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    un·e·quiv·o·cal
    ˌənəˈkwivək(ə)l/
    adjective
    1. leaving no doubt; unambiguous.
      "an unequivocal answer
     
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  3. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    "Equivocal" comes from Latin "equi-" and "voc-" meaning "the same voice." In other words: something that can legitimately be interpreted in two opposite ways.
     
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  5. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Tempestuous - characterized by conflicting, strong emotions; stormy

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  7. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    Onomatopoeia: Noun: The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it.
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Maleficent = working or productive of harm or evil.

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  9. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Obscurantism = the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known.

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Bayanihan = a Filipino custom derived from a Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town or community. The term bayanihan itself literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.

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  11. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Focality = state or condition of being a focal point

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  12. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Deinophobia = fear of dinosaurs

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  13. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Eurotophobia = fear of female genitalia

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  14. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Phallophobia = fear of the erect penis

    I came across a website that claimed some Trump appointee says porn causes women to be afraid of penises & intended to put a link here until a notice popped up saying it is an insecure site.

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  15. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Phobophobia = fear of fear

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  16. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Philophobia = fear of love

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  17. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    From Greek onomatopoiía, the making of words, a combination of onoma, name, and poi, to make.
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Onomatopoeia is a word that will, for me, be forever associated with Stephen King's Christine.

    The main character overhears a neighbor yelling their kid "You better straighten up or I'm gonna put a bang-shang-a-lang on your head." To which our protag mutters to himself "Oh god, what an Onomatopoeic family."
     
  19. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Philo Celtic - love of the Irish language

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  20. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Bibliophile - a person who collects or has a great love of books

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  21. DrKrettin Registered Senior Member

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    The infinitive of the verb is poiein, to make
     
  22. StrangerInAStrangeLa SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Xenophile - a person who loves or is attracted to foreign people, culture or objects

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  23. DrKrettin Registered Senior Member

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    That one is a bit inconsistent, because dinosaur derives from deinos + sauros. So your new word should be dinophobia
     

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