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Austere
Stern in Manner or appearance, HARSH

My father was a silent, austere man,very strict with us.
Avid
Extremely eager or enthusiastic

An avid defender of human rights.
Capricious
likely to change suddenly without reason, changeable
Competent
Properly qualified, able

She is competent driver who has never caused and accident.
Diffident
lacking a self-confidence, shy
Diminutive
very small, tiny

The dollhouse contained diminutive furniture.
Formidable
hard to overcome, hard to deal with

My friend is a formidable oppenent.
Inexorable
acting despite any attempt to prevent or avoid, relentless

The forces of nature are inexorable.
Inscrutable
Not able to be understood, so mysterious or obscure that you cannot make out its meaning
Inveterate
Confirmed in a habit, practice

It is very hard for an inveterate smoker to give up tobacco.
Lugubrious
Too sad, overly mournful

The lugubrious howl of a dog.
Melancholy
depression, sadness

My brother is a melancholy person.
Meticulous
extremely careful about small details
Munificent
Very liberal in giving; generous.
Opportune
Fortunate or well-chosen, suitable, flavorable
Plebian
Of or about the common people
Precipituos
Like a precipice, very steep

I fell off a precipituos cliff.
Precocious
Developed earlier than usual in knowledge, skill

This very precocious child could read well at age four.
Pugnacious
Having the habit of fighting, fond of fighting
Querulous
Given to complaining; peevish.

I was querulous with the girl i babysat.