|Fulminate||1. To explode with a loud noise; detonate.|
2. To issue denunciations or the like (usually fol. by against): The minister fulminated against legalized vice.
|Upbraid, touch off, execrate, Set off, blow up, rail, denounce|
|Enthrall||1. To captivate or charm: a performer whose grace, skill, and virtuosity enthrall her audiences.|
2. To put or hold in slavery; subjugate: to be enthralled by illusions and superstitions.
|enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, delight, Inthral, Inthrall|
|Harangue||1. A scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.|
2. A long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
3. Any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
|Perorate (to speak at length; make a long, usually grandiloquent speech), declamation, fulmination,|
|Acclaim||1. To welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.|
2. To announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.
|Laud, approbation, panegyrize, eulogy, hail, herald|
|Abominate||1. To regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor.|
2. To dislike strongly.
|Detest, hate, execrate, loathe, despise, abhor|
|Adulate||To show excessive admiration or devotion to; flatter or admire servilely.||Worship, butter up, blandish, praise, gush, flatter|
|Expostulate||To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.||Argue, reason, Dissuade, remonstrate (to say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval)|
|Obsessed||To dominate or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of (a person); beset, trouble, or haunt persistently or abnormally: Suspicion obsessed him.||Haunted, preoccupied, bewitched,|