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onomatomania

noun

a passion or compulsion for certain words or names and their supposed significance; also, a need to recall a certain word

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onomatomania on·o·mat·o·ma·ni·a (ŏn'ə-māt'ə-mā'nē-ə, -mān'yə)
n.
An abnormal concentration on certain words and their supposed significance or on the effort to recall a particular word.

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