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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
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness
decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
statute - law enacted by the legislature
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence