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consternation
a state of confusion and fear
cantankerous
bad-tempered and grumpy
inception
the beginning of something
exacerbate
to increase the intensity or sharpness of something. To aggravate
culpable
deserving of blame
meritorious
deserving of what one gets
carp
to nag or find fault with
trite
played out, old
spurious
representing something, but not entirely true to its nature
indefatigable
reprobate
a bad, dishonest, immoral person
paragon
a person or thing that has a quality so superior that it has no equal
aspersion
a curse, expression of ill-will
arrogate
to take without justification
acerbic
biting, bitter in tone or taste
adumbrate
to sketch out in a vague way
anathema
a cursed, detested person
approbation
praise, approval
ascetic
practice restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
invocation
a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration
stratify
arboreal
relating to or resembling a tree
verdant
green with vegetation
variegated
having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; varicolored