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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
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
::: vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
::: effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
::: incipient - beginning; in an early stage
::: friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
::: predecessor - former occupant of a post
::: sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
::: impolitic - not wise; not expedient; not politic