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severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
anthropoid - manlike; resembling a human being; N.
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile