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This week's theme: uncommon words with common suffixes or prefixes.
onychophagia (on-i-ko-FAY-juh, -jee-uh) noun
The practice of biting one's nails.
[From Greek onycho-, from onyx (nail) + -phagia (eating).]
"If bad-tasting polish, gloves or fake nails haven't cured your
onychophagia, these tips may help."
Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from. -Honore De Balzac, novelist (1799-1850),