Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 1

#3: Eremophobia

What It Is:

The morbid dread of being alone.

Word History:

The Greek word erēmia means desert (a place where there are no other people).

Bonus Points:

The word hermit shares the same Greek root, but a hermit may find solace rather than dread in solitude.

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