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austere
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

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of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • It might be partly owing to the studied austerity of her dress,
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (51% in)
austerity = a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration
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