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::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: clavicle - collarbone
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
::: impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
::: recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
::: impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
::: brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
::: gingerly - very carefully; ADJ.
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount