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  • n. A fear of dinner parties


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  • He has returned from his adventure in the far reaches of the English language with a rich harvest of obscure and forgotten words to share: indispensable gems such as "deipnophobia" (fear of dinner parties) or "apricity" (the warmth of the sun in winter).

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  • JM wonders if the popularity of fast food is aligned to a proportionate increase in deipnophobia.

    April 24, 2010

  • Fear of dining or dinner conversations.

    July 31, 2008