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megalomania

a condition marked by delusional fantasies of power, wealth, or omnipotence

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ingenious

inventive, cunning, clever

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grudge

to be reluctant to give or admit

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concurrent

happening at the same time; acting together

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mesmerize

to hypnotize or spellbind

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convalesce

to recover from illness; to recuperate

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implore

to ask for urgently; to beg

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incandescent

shining; glowing from within

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rhapsody

a state of great happiness; such a state expressed in speech or writing

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penitent

feeling regret

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polymath

one who knows a great deal about several different fields

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incense

to make angry; to enrage

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mortal

subject to death; causing death

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eloquent

articulate; convincing and effective in speech

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predilection

a special liking for something; a preference

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macabre

suggesting the horror of death

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tourniquet

a device, usually an encircling bandage, used to cut off the flow of blood

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itinerary

a route or proposed route for a journey

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brawn

muscles; strength

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idiom

a style or manner of expression peculiar to an individual or group; an expression that cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its words (e.g., "keep tabs on")

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averse

opposed, reluctant; repelled

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hodgepodge

mixture; combination

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anterior

placed before or in front; earlier

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sedentary

sitting down most of the time

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mammoth

very large; of clumsy or unwieldy size

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evanescent

fading from sight; transient

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postulate

to assume as true, esp. as a precondition in a chain of reasoning

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pariah

a social outcast

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shoddy

inferior or cheap

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pernicious

very harmful or destructive