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consonant

(adj) in harmony; in agreement; in accord; harmonious

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con- with; sonare- sound; consonance- (noun) agreement in opinions

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consternation

(moun) great fear or shock that makes one feel helpless and bewildered; great dismay; dread; trepidation

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galvanize

(verb) to simulate as if by galvanic current; startle into activity

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consummate

(adj) supremely skilled; accomplished; perfect in every way (verb) to bring to completion or fulfillment; conclude; bring to fruition

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contemptuous

(adj) showing or feeling contempt; scornfull; disdainful

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contemptuousness- noun; contemptible- (adj) deserving contempt, despicable

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contrition

(noun) remorse for wrongdoing; repentance; sorrow for one's sins

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com- together; terere- to rub

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culpable

(adj) deserving blame; blameworthy; at fault; guilty

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culpa- blame, fault, crime; mea culpa- my fault or I am to blame

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cumbersome

(adj) hard to handle because of its size, weight, etc; clumsy; unwieldy

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descrate

(verb) to profane; to take away the sacredness of; to treat as not sacred

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de- away from; sacer- holy

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draconian

(adj) extremely harsh or severe; cruel

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from Draco- Athenian statesman and lawmaker 7th century B.C.

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