What are vituperations? (From Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl)

Vituperations means abusive language.

He noticed this; and while I stood before him, trembling with weakness, he heaped upon me and my little one every vile epithet he could think of. Even the grandmother in her grave did not escape his curses. In the midst of his vituperations I fainted at his feet.

From Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.