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austere
severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, plain, simple, harsh or sour in flavor

forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, enadorned, subdued

mild, indulgent, luxorious, flamboyant
beneficent
performing acts of kindness or charity; cinferring benefits, doing good

humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable

selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly

robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
concoct
to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish, to devise, invent, fabricate

create, fashion, rustle up
crass
coarse, unfeeling, stupid

crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse

refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brillant
desecrate
to commit sacrilege against, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

profane, defile, violate

revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
disconcert
to confuse; to disturb the composure of

upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb

relax, calm, put at ease
grandiose
grnad in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

majestic, bombastic, highfalutin

simple, modest, unaffected, humble
inconsequential
trifling, unimportant

trivial, negligible, petty, paltry

important, essential, crucial, vital
infraction
a breaking of a law or obligation

violation, transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish

aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
pillage
to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; the act of looting, booty

ravage, sack, loot, booty
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver

come to the point, not waste words
punctilious
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky

careless, negligwnt, lax, perfunctory
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

formidable, fearsome, awesome, august

laughable, risible, contemptible
reprove
to find fault wiht, scold, rebuke

chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach

praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
restitution
the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on loss or damage

compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
stalwart
strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes sn uncomprimising position

sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant, mainstay

weak, infirm, irresolute, vacilating
vulnerable
open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

defensless, exposed, unguarded

invincible, protected, safe, secure
debase
to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to casue to deteriorate

cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate

elevate, uplift, improve, enhance