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oniochalasia

oniochalasia [oh-nee-oh-cha-LAY-see-ah, on-ee-ok-a-LAY-see-ah] Greek. n. the buying of objects as a form of mental relaxation

Essentially, this is a fancy word for "retail therapy."


Usage:

Overwhelmed with worry about how her job interview went, Brina engaged in a little oniochalasia to calm her nerves.

Or

Overindulging in oniochalasia is a good way to rack up insurmountable credit card debt.
Tags: greek, noun, o, wordsmith: imifumei
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