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2  Severe or stern in manner;  without adornment or luxury, simple, plain;

3  The austere clothing and conduct of the Puritans expressed their beliefs. It’s gettin’ aust in ‘ere…

4 Performing acts of kindness or charity Conferring benefits, doing good It’s the opposite of maleficent!


6  From them I learned that purely beneficent acts can require as much hard work as a nine-to-five job.

7  Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse  Syn: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly

8 King Tut!

9  Weak from hunger and cadaverous in appearance, the rescued captives were carried from the plane.

10  To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish)  To devise, invent, fabricate


12  Coarse, unfeeling; stupid  Syn: crude, vulgar, tasteless

13  We feel that the positions of our representative show a crass indifference to our problems. Lacking CLASS Being an…

14  To lower in character, quality, or value  To degrade, adulterate  To cause to deteriorate  Syn: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate


16  Every time a new rule is introduced in a popular sport, there are fans who say it will debase the game.

17  To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently  To contaminate, pollute


19  The search continues for the vandals who desecrated the cemetery.

20  To confuse  To disturb the composure of


22  They had hoped to disconcert him with an unexpected question, but he was well prepared.

23  Grand in an impressive or stately way;  Marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated


25  In how many cities, I wonder, does an ambitious engineer dream up such grandiose designs?

26  Trifling, unimportant  Syn: trivial, petty

27  Feel free to ignore the inconsequential details, provided that you are sure that they are unimportant.

28 Infraction  A Breaking of a law or obligation  Synonyms: violation, transgression, breach, offense  His uncle paid a fine for his infraction of the local recycling regulations.

29 Infraction

30 Mitigate  To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity  Synonyms: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish  I had hoped to mitigate her anger by offering an apology.

31 Mitigate  Hopefully, burping a baby will mitigate its crying.

32 Pillage  To rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting; booty  Synonyms: Ravage, sack, loot, booty  The commanding officer warned his troops not to pillage the conquered city.

33 Pillage

34 Prate  To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion  Synonyms: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver  He would prate endlessly about the past but say nothing useful about our present dilemma.

35 Prate

36 Punctilious  Very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety  Synonyms: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky  The clerk was so punctilious in obeying court rules that I had to be very careful to sign the papers accurately.

37 Punctilious

38 Redoubtable  Inspiring fear of awe; illustrations, eminent  Synonyms: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august  As a fierce ruler he was redoubtable, but like all such rulers, not much loved.

39 Redoubtable

40 Reprove  To find fault with, scold, rebuke  Synonyms: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach  She reproved her staff for not following orders.

41 Reprove Reprimand

42 Restitution  The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage  Synonyms: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration  They made restitution for the damage to the car but never fully regained the friendship of its owner.

43 Restitution  Restoration

44 Stalwart  (adj.)Strong and sturdy, brave, resolute, (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position  Synonyms: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant She became a stalwart of the basketball team as their statistician.

45 Stalwart  Superman is a stalwart hero to all of the citizens of the city.  (adj.) Sturdy  (n) Mainstay

46 Vulnerable  Open to attack, capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected  Synonyms: Defenseless, exposed, unguarded  Those brave enough to have opposed the dictator’s rise now found themselves in a vulnerable position when he gained power.

47 Vulnerable

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