You are anxious that there is a trap just ahead of you. Hence, the feeling of trepidation!
“Consternation” should remind you of “Concern”.
A delusion is delusive! A delusion is far moved from reality. It is a lie!
Power relations depend on many variables and are evolving constantly. What variables do you think affect power relations?
In Chemistry, cathode in the terminal where reduction occurs. Now, no need to understand Chemistry here. Catharsis should remind you of a cathode which helps in reduction of emotional burden. Remember thus!
If you are saying the truth, you would not need to mend anything. But if you lie, you would be termed as a mendacious person who would need to mend and repair many a relationship.
You allay someone’s fears by saying that all is okay. Remember thus: Allay = All Okay!
You assuage by providing assurances about a good future to an aged and weak person. Remember the word “Assuage” using the words “assurance” and “aged”.
Just do not shy away. Negotiate. The world would be all the better for it.
The future is bright. As new dimensions are being added to our conversations, the future can only be better.