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Word: Megalomaniac

Megalomaniac [Noun]

Sentence: Charles M. Manson, the hippie cult leader accused of planning and ordering the murder of seven persons in the Los Angeles area last year, was described in court today as a “megalomaniac who coupled his insatiable thirst for power with an intense obsession for violent death.” (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Person having obsessive desire for power

How To Remember?

“Megalomaniac”  should remind you of Megawatt and watt is the S.I. unit of Power. Thus, megawatt refers to mega power.

Remember thus!

Synonyms?

Egocentric, Individualistic, Pompous, Self- absorbed.

Antonyms?

Altruistic, Modest, Humble.

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