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Jun 19, 2013
This week's theme
Words made with combining forms

This week's words
rhizophagous
zymurgy
logomania
plutolatry
otorhinolaryngology

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logomania

PRONUNCIATION:
(lo-go-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Obsessive interest in words.
2. Excessive and often incoherent talking.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek logo- (word) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1882.

USAGE:
"I just talked and talked, unstoppably, as if possessed by logomania."
Imre Kertész; Kaddish for a Child Not Born; Hydra Books; 1997.

See more usage examples of logomania in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)

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