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megalomaniac

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megalomaniacmeg‧a‧lo‧ma‧ni‧ac /ˌmeɡələʊˈmeɪniæk $ -loʊ-/ noun [countable]  MICONTROLsomeone who wants to have a lot of power for themselves and enjoys having control over other people’s livesmegalomaniac adjective
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megalomaniacIf housewives can't get the help, how do megalomaniacs manage?Wherever 007 goes, he can be sure of encountering megalomaniacs set on world domination.Domingo, however, is no power-gobbling megalomaniac.Just one of those casual I-can-do-anything-I-want-any-time-I-want-and-make-you-like-it gestures so beloved of megalomaniacs, mass murderers and the Gunmint.Twenty-five years ago he was enthroned as the guru of the avant-garde; today he is isolated, some would say megalomaniac.Similar megalomaniac schemes were proposed in the 1960s, but were never carried through.Do you think I would have let the Master grow into the twisted megalomaniac he is if I could have prevented it?
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