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adj. severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
austere
adj. performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
beneficent
adj. pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
cadaverous
v. to prepare by combing ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
concoct
adj. coarse, unfeeling; stupid
crass
v. to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
debase
v. to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
desecrate
v. to confuse; to disturb to composure of
disconcert
adj. grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
grandiose
adj. trifling, unimportant
inconsequential
n. a breaking of a law or obligation
infraction
v. to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
mitigate
v. to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; n. the act of looting; booty
pillage
v. to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
prate
adj. very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
punctilious
adj. inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
redoubtable
v. to find fault with, scold, rebuke
reprove
n. 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
adj. strong and sturdy; brave; resolute n. a brave, strong person' a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
stalwart
adj. open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
vulnerable