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Word of the Day: Triskaidekaphobia

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Today's word is:

triskaidekaphobia

|ˌtriskīˌdekəˈfōbēə; ˌtriskə-|

noun

extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen.

ORIGIN: early 20th cent.: from Greek treiskaideka 'thirteen' + -phobia.

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