Unusual Word Examples

Onychophagy

The habit of biting one’s fingernails.

Onychophagia or nail biting is a common oral compulsive habit in children and adults.

Autotonsorialist 

One who cuts their own hair.

Someone who cuts his or her own hair.

Someone who cuts his/her own hair or who looks as if he/she cuts his/her own hair.

Cancatervate

To heap up into a pile.

Clithridiate

A key-hole shape.

Having the shape of a keyhole.

Dactylonomy

Counting using one’s fingers

The art of numbering or counting by the fingers.

Aichmophobia

 Fear of sharp or pointed objects, such as a needle or knife.

Astraphobia

Fear of thunder and lightning.

Globophobia

Fear of balloons, or balloons popping, a branch of phonophobia.

Hylophobia

Fear of trees, forests or wood.

Pediophobia

Fear of dolls.

http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm

http://www.collinsdictionary.com

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

http://www.encyclo.co.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_phobias

 

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