words based on root phobiaAt last, we reach at the end. The last post in the series of fear-related words. This is the last instalment. Dig in to the final 10 words of the series:

  1. Oenophobia: fear or hatred of wine. The person suffering from it will avoid wine altogether, fearing they are not well-knowledgeable about the selection.
  2. Pantophobia: fear of everything. Well, the person suffers from such phobia has a very negative attitude towards life. He thinks everything is going to hurt him in every possible way.
  3. Sciaphobia: fear of shadows. In Greek, scio means shadow. Does the thought of shadows make you nauseous? Does it trigger a dry mouth and clammy hands? Does your heart feel like it’s going to pound right out of your chest? Do your legs turn to rubber bands? You definitely need to be treated then.
  4. Kainotophobia: fear of change or anything new. Usually old people suffer from this phobia. They become so accustomed to age old traditions and things that they blatantly refuse to accept the change.
  5. Phengophobia: fear of daylight. People who do not like to be seen due to various reasons usually suffer from this phobia.
  6. Sitiophobia: fear of food. The origin of the word Sito is Greek meaning food. It basically is a psychiatric disorder characterized by an unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. The individual is obsessed with becoming increasingly thinner and limits food intake to the point where health is compromised.
  7. Thalassophobia: fear of the sea. It is intense and persistent fear of sea. A person nervous on being on a ship or  getting scared at seeing an underwater creature suffers from this phobia.
  8. Zelophobia: fear of jealousy. Zelophobia derives from the Greek word “zelos”, meaning zeal. Zelophobia can result in the individual feeling no emotion at all and of being at risk for other mental health impairments.
  9. Ombrophobia: fear of rain. From Greek word storm of rain. Ombrophobe is a plant that cannot withstand much rain. Some people are even scared by just the idea of rainy day.
  10. Necrophobia:  fear of corpses. The root word is nekros meaning corpse. It is irrational fear of dead things (e.g., corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g., coffins, tombstones).

Post Contributed by Rabia Sehgal

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