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maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)