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austere
used in Not Without My Daughter

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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
  • Finally we were allowed to enter the office area, where an austere but friendly Armenian-Iranian woman named Helen Balassanian listened quietly as I blurted out the story of our month-long imprisonment.

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