Feature Word: Brontophobia

Definition:

an abnormal fear of thunder

Description:

Bronto = Greek word for ‘thunder’

+  phobia = fear

Does the word ‘Bronto’ ring a bell? Well, ‘brontosaurus’ means ‘thunder lizard’…

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Bite the Dust

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Definition:

To die or suffer a severe setback.

Description:

Homer Iliad: ‘May his fellow warriors fall round him to the earth and bite the dust.’

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Charisma

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Definition:

a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others

Description:

Charisma is a religous term originating in ancient Greece. It means ‘of the gods’, ‘of the spirit’. According to the ancient Greeks, a person with charisma had ‘the spirit of the gods’ flowing through them and this was what gave them that special, magical, charismatic quality.

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