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Word: Oniomania

Oniomania [Noun] 

Sentence: After leaving the store, I felt the first pinpricks of panic. I wondered whether Go Shop technology could convert someone with mild oniomania (compulsive shopping disorder) into a total shopaholic with serious financial problems. Would Go Shop transform a country reeling under the weight of credit-card debt into one crushed by debt? (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Person obsessed with shopping and buying

How To Remember?

Oniomania” should remind you of someone who is obsessed with owning things. It does not matter to him or her whether owning that particular thing adds any tangible value or not to their lives. Owning is all that matters.

Remember thus!

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