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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
::: responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
::: prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
::: doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
::: recount - narrate or tell (a story); count over again
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion