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Austere

Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; Harshly unadorned and simple

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Beneficent

Characterized by charity and kindness

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Cadaverous

Resembling a corpse

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Concoct

To prepare by combining ingredients; To invent or devise

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Crass

So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility

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Debase

To lower in character, quality or value

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Desecrate

To violate the sacred character of; To commit sacrilege

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Desist

To cease from action; To stop doing something

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Disconcert

To cause to lose one's composure

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Grandiose

Impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur

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Inconsequential

Lacking worth or importance

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Infraction

A breaking of a law or obligation

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Mitigate

To make milder, softer or more endurable

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Pillage

(n.) The act of robbing goods by force; Goods stolen by force in a time of war; (v.) To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war, to plunder

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Prate

To talk about aimlessly or foolishly

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Punctilious

Strictly attentive to minute details of conduct or etiquette

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Redoubtable

Inspiring fear and awe

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Reprove

To voice or convey disapproval of; to scold

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Restitution

The act of restoring something to the rightful owner

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Stalwart

(n.) One who strongly supports an organization or party; (adj.) Having or marked by imposing physical strength

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Stipend

A sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose

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Vulnerable

Susceptible to physical or emotional injury