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Phobia File

Not scared yet? Maybe the thing that makes you quake is here. Or maybe this list will just give you a hair-raising idea to use for a Halloween party (unless you happen to be suffering from samhainophobia, or "fear of Halloween," in which case you’re probably staying in with the lights out).

Alektoro·pho·bia
n. fear of chickens

Allodoxa·pho·bia
n. fear of opinions

Ambulo·pho·bia
n. fear of walking

Batracho·pho·bia
n. fear of frogs

Biblio·pho·bia
n. fear of books

Catoptro·pho·bia
n. fear of mirrors

Chaeto·pho·bia
n. fear of hair

Chiropto·pho·bia
n. fear of bats

Choro·pho·bia
n. fear of dancing

Chrometo·pho·bia
n. fear of money

Chrono·pho·bia
n. fear of time

Clino·pho·bia
n. fear of beds

Coulro·pho·bia
n. fear of clowns

Cyclo·pho·bia
n. fear of bikes

Deipno·pho·bia
n. fear of dinner conversation

Ephebi·pho·bia
n. fear of teenagers

Equino·pho·bia
n. fear of horses

Eu·pho·bia
n. fear of good news

Gato·pho·bia
n. fear of cats

Gelio·pho·bia
n. fear of laughter

Grapho·pho·bia
n. fear of handwriting

Geuma·pho·bia
n. fear of taste

Hema·pho·bia
n. fear of blood

Herpeto·pho·bia
n. fear of reptiles

Lachano·pho·bia
n. fear of vegetables

Linono·pho·bia
n. fear of string

Logo·pho·bia
n. fear of words

Melo·pho·bia
n. fear of music

Megalo·pho·bia
n. fear of large things

Metro·pho·bia
n. fear of poetry

Motor·pho·bia
n. fear of cars

Myrmeco·pho·bia
n. fear of ants

Myco·pho·bia
n. fear of mushrooms

Mytho·pho·bia
n. fear of false things

Neo·pho·bia
n. fear of new things

Nepho·pho·bia
n. fear of clouds

Nomato·pho·bia
n. fear of names

Octo·pho·bia
n. fear of the number 8

Oeno·pho·bia
n. fear of wine

Ombro·pho·bia
n. fear of rain

Papyro·pho·bia
n. fear of paper

Penthera·pho·bia
n. fear of one's mother-in-law

Pogono·pho·bia
n. fear of beards

Pluto·pho·bia
n. fear of wealth

Pterono·pho·bia
n. fear of feathers

Pupa·pho·bia
n. fear of puppets

Scoleci·pho·bia
n. fear of worms

Selacho·pho·bia
n. fear of sharks

Seleno·pho·bia
n. fear of the moon

Sidero·pho·bia
n. fear of stars

Somni·pho·bia
n. fear of sleep

Sopho·pho·bia
n. fear of learning

Suri·pho·bia
n. fear of mice

Telephono·pho·bia
n. fear of phones

Testo·pho·bia
n. fear of taking tests

Texto·pho·bia
n. fear of fabrics

Xylo·pho·bia
n. fear of forests

Zoo·pho·bia
n. fear of animals

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