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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
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
correlation - mutual relationship
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
Occident - the West
lavish - liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm