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::: megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
::: misnomer - wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
::: premonitory - serving to warn
::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: chicanery - trickery; deception