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  • Dictionary.com’s word of the year is xenophobia
  • Dictionary.com’s word of the year is xenophobia
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Dictionary.com’s word of the year is xenophobia

In a year marked by political events that featured overtones of anti-immigration sentiment  from Donald Trump's call to build a US/Mexico wall to the result of the EU referendum Dictionary.com has reflected 2016 back to society with its choice for word of the year: xenophobia.



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