Quilly words: opprobrious abusive, offensive conduct.
quondam belonging to prior time
casuistry method of case reasoning
Matt Cain listened and waited patiently as Cori List continued her opprobrious behavior. This was no different than a quondam session. She would use casuistry to explain her choices. His job was to aid her in re framing her thinking to let her rejoin the community.
The room became silent, she leaned back in her chair, tilted her head up staring at the ceiling. Matt tried to engage her conversation to no avail. He was not sure if this was better than her quondam behavior. Her time was up, but she did not move. He was about to call for assistance in removing her, when she stood and walked calmly out the door.
He wrote up his report, and left for a meeting feeling confused. His job many times left him feeling confused.
Matt's supervisor began the meeting with a list of changes to be made. The list was long and complicated. He used his best casuistry trying to bring his employees into line. The supervisor became opprobrious toward the employees as his reasoning failed.
Matt left work hoping that tomorrow would be a better day.