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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
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
banal - hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
inter - bury; N. interment
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
swarthy - (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
brackish - somewhat saline
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity