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opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
resumption - taking up again; recommencement; V. resume: begin or take up again; take or occupy again; Ex. Kindly resume your seats.
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel