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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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And with armies of them, even bigger than usual thanks to a mild winter and warm summer, set to invade our homes this autumn, arachnophobes will be terrified.
AN ARACHNOPHOBE was so keen to help others that he signed up to a fundraising jungle trek - completely forgetting he suffers from a phobia of spiders.
The news this week that the Government is considering raising university top-up fees is, therefore, about as welcome as a nest of spiders to an arachnophobe and just about as scary.
As the small box, complete with a miniature levered brush, is positioned at the end of a long handle, it is the ideal gadget for every arachnophobe to keep next to the bed.
He was either spider-friendly and didn't want to break the web or a terrified arachnophobe.
For a confirmed arachnophobe, being rained on by countless species of spider could be enough to send her home a nervous wreck.
As the new range of Spider Pen products from Crayola are in shops nationwide, they are launching a search for the nation's most affected arachnophobe.
I realise today that this is the last thing the die-hard arachnophobe wants to hear as they teeter on one leg on top of a chair screaming "Get it out of here
Stand beneath Louise Bourgeois's Maman, a massive bronze sculpture of a spider which dominates the building's entrance and you realise what it is like to be an arachnophobe.
When Carl, dressed rather like a Gestapo officer, tortures a bug I, an arachnophobe, found myself siding against the humans.