Untoward unfavorable or unfortunate: Untoward circumstances forced him into bankruptcy improper: untoward social behavior.
Revulsion a strong feeling of repugnance, distaste, or dislike: Cruelty fills me with revulsion. a sudden and violent change of feeling or response in sentiment, taste, etc.
Predecessor a person who precedes another in an office, position, etc. something succeeded or replaced by something else: The new monument in the park is more beautiful than its predecessor.
Polarize to cause polarization in. to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.:
Plethora overabundance; excess: a plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance.
Placebo substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically
Piety the quality or state of being pious: saintly piety. dutiful respect or regard for parents, homeland, etc.: filial piety. a pious act, remark, belief, or the like:
Precocious unusually advanced or mature in development, especially mental development: a precocious child. prematurely developed, as the mind, faculties, etc.
Permeate to pass into or through every part of: Bright sunshine permeated the room. to be diffused through; pervade; saturate:
Petulant moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance: a petulant toss of the head.