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Unformatted text preview: ribe serious conditions, but these same words are often used in daily conversations to describe the occasional, infrequent fear people have. You can build your word power by learning interesting 128 build word power in all subject areas words to describe phobias or other strange behavior patterns. And because these words describe such odd emotions or behaviors, they’re fun to know. Just be careful when you use them; they may be misinterpreted as an insult if you use them inappropriately. TIP: Remember that learning one word often means learning two or more. For example, the inability to sleep is called insomnia; the person who suffers with this problem is called an insomniac. WO R D S T H AT D E S C R I B E S T R A N G E O R R A R E E M OT I O N
1. acrophobia. Fear of heights. The steep trail down the Grand Canyon terriﬁed Judy, who had suffered from acrophobia her whole life. 2. amnesia. The loss of memory. The pilot recovered from the crash, but suffered amnesia about the details of his accident. 3. claustrophobia. F...
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