A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
AGORAPHOBIA
[noun]
an anxiety disorder characterised by anxiety in situations where it is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing to escape. These situations can include, but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, crowds, and uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and on bridges. The sufferer may go to great lengths to avoid those situations, in severe cases becoming unable to leave their home or safe haven.
Etymology: from Greek ἀγορά (marketplace) and φόβος/φοβία, (-phobia = fear).
[Anton Semenov]

AGORAPHOBIA

[noun]

an anxiety disorder characterised by anxiety in situations where it is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing to escape. These situations can include, but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, crowds, and uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and on bridges. The sufferer may go to great lengths to avoid those situations, in severe cases becoming unable to leave their home or safe haven.

Etymologyfrom Greek ἀγορά (marketplace) and φόβος/φοβία, (-phobia = fear).

[Anton Semenov]

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