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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
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
retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
domineer - rule over tyrannically
jocund - merry