Bathos: a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax. (The bathos into Inferno)
Macabre: 1. gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
of, pertaining to, dealing with, or representing death, esp. its grimmer or uglier aspect.
of or suggestive of the allegorical dance of death.
chary: shy, choosy, cautious
ferly: something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror
Stridency: making or having a harsh sound, grating; having a shrill, irritating quality or character
higgledy-piggledy: adv or adj. confused jumbled; helter-skelter
Nadir: 1.Astronomy . the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer
and diametrically opposite the zenith.
Astrology . the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven:the cusp of the fourth house
the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair.
aureole: a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
percipient: discerning, discriminating; a person or thing that percieves
contretemps: an inopportune occurrence; an embarrassing mischance
tangential: tending to digress or to reply to questions obliquely
acrimonious: caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc
nostrums: a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine.