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#5: Xenophile

Definition:

one attracted to foreign things (as manners, styles, or food)

About the Word:

The Greek xenos means a stranger or guest; xenophobia ("fear of strangers") is more familiar than xenophilia.

However, xenophile makes an appearance in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Xenophilius Lovegood was interested in ideas far outside the mainstream wizarding world.

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