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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
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
impeccable - faultless
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive