apotheosis: the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax
ascetic: characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
bauble: a small, showy trinket or decoration
beguile: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way
burgeon: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
complement: a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
contumacious: of a defendant's behavior, stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority.
curmudgeon: a bad-tempered or surly person.
didactic: intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.