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::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: abode - dwelling place; home
::: devoid - empty; lacking
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
::: vying - contending; CF. vie
::: missive - letter; written statement; CF. sent
::: plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud