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::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: beatific - giving or showing bliss; blissful
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: disgruntle - make discontented
::: fancied - imagined; unreal
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
::: tact - skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence