All of these words come from The Heart Is Not A Size by Beth Kephart.
Some days we'd walk in and there'd be paired terms on the board: Insidious/Invidious, Ominous/Onerous, Nom de plume/Nom de guerre, Tortuous/Torturous.
1. Invidious -adj.
1. calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful: invidious remarks
2. offensively or unfairly discriminating; injurious: invidious comparisons
3. causing or tending to cause animosity, resentment, or envy: an invidious honor
2. Tortuous -adj.
1. full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked: a tortuous path.
2. not direct or straightforward, as in procedure or speech; intricate; circuitous:
tortuous negotiations lasting for months.
3. deceitfully indirect or morally crooked, as proceedings, methods, or policy
4. devious or cunning: a tortuous mind.
My first veridical panic attack had come the day before the marking period had ended, when an Objects at Rest essay was due.
3. Veridical -adj.
1. truthful; veracious
2. corresponding to facts; not illusory; real; actual; genuine