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austere
used in And The Mountains Echoed

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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
  • In Kabul, I had followed news about the rounds of austerity measures.
    Chapter 8 (83% in)
austerity = a government policy in which significantly less money is spent than normal (resulting in a lack of comfort)
  • I had turned bold and adventurous, and he even more ascetic and emotionally austere.
    Chapter 6 (50% in)

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