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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
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
enjoin - command; order; forbid
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble