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 for opprobrium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Opprobrium \Op*pro"bri*um\, n. [L., fr. ob (see Ob-) + probrum
     reproach, disgrace.]
     A state of disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt;
     odium[3].
     [1913 Webster+PJC]
  
     2. Abusive language.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Being both dramatic author and dramatic performer,
              he found himself heir to a twofold opprobrium. --De
                                                    Quincey.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  opprobrium
      n 1: state of disgrace resulting from public abuse [syn:
           obloquy, opprobrium]
      2: a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in
         infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and
         opprobrium throughout the city" [syn: infamy, opprobrium]
         [ant: celebrity, fame, renown]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "opprobrium":
     abuse, calumny, contumely, degradation, demotion, depluming,
     discredit, disesteem, dishonor, displuming, disrepute, ignobility,
     ignominiousness, ignominy, infamousness, infamy, ingloriousness,
     invective, loss of honor, obloquy, odium, revilement, scurrility,
     shame, vilification, vituperation
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  OPPROBRIUM, civil law. Ignominy; shame; infamy. (q.v.) 
  
  

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