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austere
  • s  severely simple
  • s  of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    an austere expression
  • s  practicing great self-denial
    a desert nomad's austere life
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austral
  • n  the basic unit of money in Argentina; equal to 100 centavos
  • s  of the south or coming from the south
    sailed the austral seas
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australian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Australia
  • n  the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages
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australopithecine
  • n  any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
  • a  of or belonging to the hominid genus Australopithecus
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austrian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Austria
  • a  of or relating to Austria or its people or culture
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austronesian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
  • n  the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Austronesia or its people or culture
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autarkical
  • a  of or relating to or characterized by autarchy
  • s  of countries; not relying on imports
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authentic
  • s  conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
    an authentic account by an eyewitness
  • s  not counterfeit or copied
    an authentic signature
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authenticated
  • v  establish the authenticity of something
  • s  established as genuine
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authorial
  • a  of or by or typical of an author
    authorial comments
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authorised
  • v  give or delegate power or authority to
  • v  grant authorization or clearance for
  • a  endowed with authority
  • s  sanctioned by established authority
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authoritarian
  • n  a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
  • s  characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    an authoritarian regime
  • s  expecting unquestioning obedience
    the timid child of authoritarian parents
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authoritative
  • s  having authority or ascendancy or influence
    the captain's authoritative manner
  • s  of recognized authority or excellence
  • s  sanctioned by established authority
    an authoritative communique
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authorized
  • v  grant authorization or clearance for
    The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
  • v  give or delegate power or authority to
    She authorized her assistant to sign the papers
  • a  endowed with authority
  • s  sanctioned by established authority
    the authorized biography
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autistic
  • s  characteristic of or affected with autism
    autistic behavior
    autistic children
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