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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
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
simulate - feign; imitate
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
irascible - irritable; easily angered
apparition - ghost; phantom
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
uncouth - boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish