Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 2

#7: Hypengyophobia 

What It Is:

Abnormal fear of responsibility

About the Word:

Hypengyos means responsible in Greek.

In English, responsible shares the same root as respond. Someone who is responsible can be trusted to respond – or answer – to his or her duties.

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