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maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
arable - fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
adept - expert at; very skilled
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
pulsate - throb; beat regularly; vibrate regularly
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch