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austere
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
  • I nearly swooned in the mill and flow of Stanleyville—people, cars, animals in the street, the austere gaze of windows in the tall concrete buildings.
    Book 5 — Exodus (28% in)

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