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austere

severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

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beneficent

performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefit, doing good

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cadaverous

pale, giant, resembling a corpse

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concoct

to prepare by combining ingredients, make up, to devise, invent, fabricate

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crass

coarse, unfeeling, stupid

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debase

to lower in character, quality, or value, to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

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desecrate

to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

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disconcert

to confuse; to disturb the composure of

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grandiose

grand in an impressive or stately way; marked with a pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

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inconsequential

trivial, unimportant

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infraction

a breaking of a law or obligation

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mitigate

to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

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pillage

(v) to rob goods by open force, plunder; (n) the act of looting; booty

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prate

to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

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punctilious

very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette

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redoubtable

inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

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reprove

to find fault with, scold, rebuke

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restitution

the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to the formal state or position; making good on a loss or damage

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stalwart

(adj) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

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vulnerable

open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected