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

#7: Kakorrhaphiophobia

What It Is:

An abnormal fear of failure.

Word History:

The Greek word kakorrhaphia means a clever or devious plot or plan, derived from kakos, meaning bad or evil.

Bonus Points:

The English word cacophony shares the same Greek roots.

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