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Sep 14, 2017
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This week’s words
whataboutery
mythomania
tenesmus
xenophobia
kayfabe

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xenophobia

PRONUNCIATION:
(ZEN-uh-FO-bee-uh, ZEE-nuh-)

MEANING:
noun: A fear or hatred of people from other countries or cultures.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek xeno- (foreign) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1909.

USAGE:
“We ‘mutts’ are the way of the future. That will fix xenophobia in the end -- make it too complicated to maintain.”
Sher Dawn; ’Twas Brillig: A Dark Faerie Tale for the Grown Ups; Xlibris; 2017.

See more usage examples of xenophobia in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Many a deep secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference. -Sydney J. Harris, journalist (14 Sep 1917-1986)

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