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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
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
inerrancy - infallibility
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
febrile - feverish
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend