Root Word of the Day: DYSPHORIA

dysphoria (noun) – a feeling of unhappiness, discomfort, or depression
BREAKDOWN: DYS- (bad or ill) + PHOR- (bearing) + -IA (state)
dysphoric means feeling unhappy or depressed

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This word is built on the root PHOR-, which means to bear, bearing, or bring.
Common PHOR- words include metaphor, pheromone, and phosphorescent.
More esoteric PHOR- words include dysphoric.

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