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maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
hoary - white with age