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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
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
importunate - urging; always demanding; troublesomely urgent or persistent
combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly