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maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about
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.
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)