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austere
(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
The old teacher was very austere, when sealing with the young children.
beneficent
(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
The prospective college student performed man bebeficent acts to fulfill her quilifications.
cadaverous
(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
She was so pale and cadaverous that at the beach, she scared little children.
concoct
(vt.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
The evil halloween witch concocted a plan to kill the good witch.
crass
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
He felt crass after she corrected him.
debase
(vt.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
Her efforts to gentrify the house were spoiled when he dabased the house.
desecrate
(vt)to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
They desecrated the tombstones on halloween night.
disconcert
(vt)to confuse; to disturb the composure of
They also disconsorted the gate keeper by pretending to be ghosts.
grandiose
(adj) majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
The grandiose mansion had a vast eerie old feel to it.
inconsequential
(adj)trifling, unimportant
The facts were deemed inconsequential and thrown out of court.
infraction
(noun) a breaking of a law or obligation
The minor infraction was wiped of of her driving record.
mitigate
(vt)to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
She mitigated the effects of fan by taking off one panel.
pillage
(vt) to rob of goods by open force, plunder; the act of looting; booty
The crazy children pillaged random houses after halloween night.
prate
(iv)to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
She prated on and on about her stupid poodle and its haircut.
punctilious
(adj)very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
The butler exuded nothing but the most puntillious behavior.
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
the ghoast was redoubtable.
reprove
to find fault with, scold, rebuke
the mother relentlously repoved her doughters ideas.
restitution
the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage
restitution was paid to the peopel who suffered the most.
stalwart
strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
Theorore Roosevelt was known as a stalwart.
vulnerable
open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
the young girl was very vunerable in the middle of the woods at night.