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melodrama
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
a film or other drama with exaggerated emotions and interpersonal conflict as good battles evil

or:

behavior with exaggerated emotions and interpersonal conflict
  • It was melodrama so overdone that he and Crake would have laughed their heads off at it, if they'd been fourteen and watching it on DVD.
    p. 326.9

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