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maudlin - effusively sentimental
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
disinclination - unwillingness
emasculate - weaken; castrate
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence
infantile - childish; infantlike