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1. On Sunday, October 13, 1963, this word came into existence when newspapers used it to refer to a phenomenon that has swept the nation after the performance of a band at Val Parnell’s Sunday Night at the Palladium in London. What word was this that was used to describe the frenzy of screaming fans that were so loud that sometimes the band couldn’t hear what they were playing?

Answer :

Beatlemania

1. The word ‘mania’ stands for an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something. This refers to someone who has a compulsive disorder which involves the collecting or even hoarding of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged? What is the name of this mania which traces its roots to the Greek word for ‘book’?

Answer :

Bibliomania

1. Doromania is described as an unusual preoccupation with doing a particular act that we all do when meeting loved ones, especially on special days. The term ‘Doron’ refers to the act itself. What does a person who suffers from Doromania have an urge to do (which unfortunately might lead to monetary difficulties)?

Answer :

Giving gifts

1. Ergasiomania is a relentless desire which is usually attributed to surgeons who have an impulsion to operate at every opportunity, whether or not the operation is indicated or justifiable. This gives them a high which is comparable to having a drink. By what other word, more familiar, is this known as?

Answer :

Workaholic

1. Also known as Scribomania (for scribbling), this word refers to an obsessive impulse to write things. It is a mental condition which results in writing rambling and confused statements. What is this mania which sounds more like this person would be drawing curves over axis?

Answer :

Graphomania

1. Hippomania is a word given to someone who has an excessive fondness for a certain type of animal. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the current President of Turkmenistan, is thought to have this as he has written books about this animal, has statues, trophies and even danced in a video dedicated to them. What animals do Hippomaniacs love?

Answer :

Horses

1. Kleptomania is the recurrent inability to resist urges to do something that is generally not legal. It is a mental health disorder which causes much trauma to those suffering and their families. The word traces to ‘Kleptes’ which is Greek for the action that these people carry out. What do kleptomaniacs do that gets them into trouble especially at markets and malls?

Answer :

Shoplifting/Stealing

1. Nostomania is defined as an overwhelming desire to return to familiar surroundings, or to one’s home. With which familiar word does this share its roots?

Answer :

Nostalgia

1. Onychotillomania and Phaneromania are a compulsive neuroses in which a person is constantly in the process of destroying a certain body part. It comes from the Greek word ‘ónux’, which refers to the part of the body, and ‘tíllō’, which means ‘to pluck’. What do these people do constantly which you would see normal people do during high tension situations?

Answer :

Picking/biting one's fingernails

1. ophomania is a mental syndrome where one is under a particular delusion which makes them think they are superior to others in a particular aspect. The word comes from the root word ‘sophós’. What do people who suffer from Sophomania think they are?

Answer :

More intelligent than others

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