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phobia
an abnormal fear, dislike, or hatred.
mania
an exaggerated enthusiasm, craze, or mad impulse.
phile
a root word meaning lover or admirer.
acrophobia
abnormal fear of being in high places
agoraphobia
abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open places
audiophile
one especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction
balletomania
extreme enthusiasm for the ballet
bibliomania
craze for acquiring books, escpecially rare ones
bibliophile
person who loves or collects books
bibliophobe
person with bibliophobia (hatred, fear, or mistrust of books)
claustrophobia
dread of being in cosed or narrow spaces
dipsomaniac
person with uncontrollable craving for alcoholic beverages
hemophiliac
person afflicted with hemophilia, a tendency to bleed excessive from minor injuries;bleeder
kleptomaniac
one who has persistent neurotic impulse to steal, though not in need
megalomania
mental disorder characterized by fantasies of grandeur, power, wealth, etc.
monomania
derangement of the mind on one subject only
photophilic (adj.)
light-loving; requiring abundant light
photophobia
painful sensitivity to light
photophobic (adj.)
shunning light; light-hating
pyromaniac
person having an insane impulse to start fires
xenophobia
unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers