Wordzone – November 2013

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 A phobia is an irrational fear of a situation,  living creature, place or thing that poses little or  no danger. People with a phobia go to great  lengths to avoid any situation that triggers their  phobia. Did you know that Napoleon  Bonaparte, Hitler, Mussolini and Julius Caesar  have been known to have feared cats?

 

Choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.

1. Coulrophobia (kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh)
While the other children shouted in excitement, Bob’s _____ set in as the clown entered the party.
(a) fear of clowns (b) fear of balloons (c) fear of darkness

2. Dromophobia (dro-muh-foo-bee-uh)
In order to avoid confronting his ____, Ivan generally avoided intersections on busy streets.
(a) fear of women (b) fear of crossing streets (c) fear of double vision

3. Graphophobia (graf-o-foo-bee-uh)
Although Puneet was imaginative and could express his ideas clearly, his _____ made him reluctant to submit his essays to his teacher.
(a) fear of work (b) fear of freedom (c) fear of writing

4. Hadephobia (heyd-foo-bee-uh)
Morgan led a pious life, helping the needy, respecting everyone and praying to God as since childhood he had developed ______.
(a) fear of hell (b) fear of heaven (c) fear of priests

5. Neophobia (ne-o-foo-bee-uh)
Rachel’s supervisor at work often reprimanded her for being too conventional and persuaded her to overcome her ______.
(a) fear of anything new (b) fear of lawsuits (c) fear of bugs

Answers:
1. A, 2. B, 3. C, 4. A, 5. A

Word Pyramid
The clues will help you find the answers to complete the word pyramid. Each answer must contain the previous answer. You may arrange the words with a new letter. Hint: Start from the top

1. Used to indicate a position

2. Consume food

3. An adhesive used to seal, bind or attach items

4. Become thinner towards the end

5. To alter or damage

6. A mammal with refined development of hands and feet

Answers:
AT, EAT, TAPE, TAPER, TAMPER, PRIMATE

 

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