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An abnormal fear of high places.

ac′ro·phobe′ n.
ac′ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj. & n.
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Adj.1.acrophobic - suffering from acrophobiaacrophobic - suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
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Set among San Francisco's renown landmarks, James Stewart is brilliant as Scottie Ferguson, an acrophobic detective hired to shadow a friend's suicidal wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak).
Set in San Francisco, the film creates a dizzying web of mistaken identity, passion and murder after an acrophobic detective (James Stewart) rescues a mysterious blonde (Kim Novak) from the bay.
The first evaluated the treatment response in 22 acrophobic participants that were randomly assigned to a high presence virtual environment (CAVE) or a low presence virtual environment (HMD).
Despite Wilkowski's many backstage tales of the political and diplomatic events of her career (she unwittingly sends an acrophobic Henry Kissinger out on a "very narrow two-foot plank" over the roaring Zambezi River at Victoria Falls, reinforcing his view of her as his African nemesis), her memoirs stand principally as the story of a Foreign Service woman, not in the musty decades of yesteryear just after high-button shoes and gas lamps, but during well-remembered times right on the cusp of today.
The water is rising, mom and the kids are stuck on the roof and dad is too acrophobic to even help plug a leak.