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xenophilia

[ zen-uh-fil-ee-uh, zee-nuh- ]
/ ˌzɛn əˈfɪl i ə, ˌzi nə- /
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noun

an attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of xenophilia

First recorded in 1955–60; xeno- + -philia

OTHER WORDS FROM xenophilia

xen·o·phil·ic, adjective
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