#EngVocab: Vocabulary with ‘-phobia’ as the suffix (2)

Tonight, I’m going to continue the #EngVocab which has ‘-phobia’ as the suffix. Let’s start it! :D

1. Ablutophobia

Meaning: fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning.

2. Agyrophobia

Meaning: fear of crossing the road.

3. Belonephobia

Meaning: fear of pins and needles.

4. Climacophobia

Meaning: fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.

5. Consecotaleophobia

Meaning: fear of chopsticks.

6. Dipsophobia

Meaning: fear of drinking.

7. Enochlophobia

Meaning: fear of crowds.

8. Hippophobia

Meaning: fear of horses.

9. Ornithophobia

Meaning: fear of birds.

10. Porphyrophobia

Meaning: fear of the color purple.

Note: If you’re afraid of something, it doesn’t mean that you have the phobia. According to the American Psychiatric Association, a phobia means an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. So, don’t judge yourself too early about having the phobia because it’s one of mental disorder. :)

That’s all for tonight.

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on November 17, 2013

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