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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
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
recast - reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
intimidate - frighten; N. intimidation
allegiance - loyalty
corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
accelerate - move faster
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
metropolis - large city