mania-, -mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally

(Greek: a specific mental disorder or obsessive preoccupation with something; madness, frenzy; obsession, or abnormal desire for or with something or someone; also, an excessive enthusiasm or fondness for something that is not safe or advantageous)

Obsession with thoughts of killing one's wife.
1. Either an excessively rapid (pressured) speech or an excessive amount of speech.
2. An abnormal talkativeness; a psychotic flow of speech.
1. One who is inordinately interested in words.
2. A reference to the compulsion for excessive use of words and for talking very fast; a psychotic flow of speech.
vexillomania (s) (noun), vexillomanias (pl)
An abnormal desire to collect, to have, or to posses, pennants, streamers, colors, etc: Since he was obsessed with his vexillomania, and because he had the necessary funds, Evert decided to establish an exhibition in a local museum so he could share his vast collection of flags with other people so they could appreciate his vexillophiliac passions.
vexillomaniac (s) (noun), vexillomaniacs (pl)
Anyone who has an abnormal passion for owning flags: Kitty was happy to find an international organization of vexillomaniacs who met regularly to share their common passions about pennants and similar emblems.
xenomania, xenomaniac
An insane fancy for or obsessive interest in foreigners or for things foreign.
zoomania (s) (noun) (no pl)
An insane fondness or craze for animals: Zoomania is found among people having an excessive devotion to an animal, as a dog or cat.

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Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "anger, angry; rage, wrath, fury; rave": fur-, furi-; ira-; lysso-; rab-, rav-.