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impotent

powerless; lacking strength, ineffective, helpless

antithesis

an exact opposite an opposite extreme, converse

maelstrom

whirlpool; turbulence; agitated state of mind

emendation

a correctiom, improvement, amendment

chargin

embarrassment; complete loss of courage

bauble

a showy but useless thing, trinket

diaphanous

very sheer and light, transparent, gossamer

labyrinth

a complicated network of winding passages; a maze

gloat

to look at or think about with great satisfaction, revel; crow

impediment

a barrier; obstruction, obstacle; hindrance

bestial

savage; brutal, brutish; vile; cruel

effete

worn out; barren, exhausted; spent and sterile

shard

a fragment

bland

mild; tasteless; dull, smooth; agreeable

nihilism

atotal rejection of established laws

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