assiduous marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application.
backbreaking extremely tiring or demanding.
bootless useless, unprofitable.
cacophony harsh or discordant sound.
catastrophe a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin.
curtly sparing of words.
daunting to lessen the courage of.
diligent characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort.
egad -- used as a mild oath. Etymology: probably euphemism for oh God.
foreman a person in charge of a group of workers, a particular operation, or a section of a plant.
grotesque of, relating to, or having the characteristics of the grotesque: as departing markedly from the natural, the expected, or the typical.
ineffectual not producing the proper or intended effect.
inordinate exceeding reasonable limits.
nefarious flagrantly wicked or impious.
ocular of or relating to the eye.
optimist a person inclined to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome.
ostentatiously marked by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display.
pathetic marked by sorrow or melancholy.
unnerving to deprive of courage, strength, or steadiness.