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megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
allure - entice; attract; tempt
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack