Disconcert: lose one's composure S: frustrate A: aid
Brazen: bold S: bold A: meek
Revel: party or gathering S: party A: gloom
"And the the musician stopped their music, and there was a brief disconcert of the whole happy crowd, and, while the chimes of the clock rang, the giddiest faces grew pale, and the more calm and meek passed their hands over their brows as if confused or scared."
"Its pendulum swung to and fro with a dull, heavy clang; and when the minute-hand made it to twelve, and the hour was upon them, there came from the brazen lungs of the clock a sound which was clear, loud, deep, and musical."
But, in spite of these things, it was a happy and beautiful revel.