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dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)
marginal - of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald