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1. austēre, austē̆rne adj.

Additional spellings: austerne
16 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Of persons, speech, manner: harsh, severe, stern; (b) rigorously moral, austere; (c) grim, fierce.

2. malencolī(e n.

Additional spellings: malencolie
99 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) One of the four humors, black bile; a bodily fluid which helps to form and nourish the body; -- not pathological unless present in excessive amounts; also, an altered form of black bile [see (b)]…

3. prō̆- pref.

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A common prefix in words derived from Latin or French; e.g., probleme, processionarie, progenitour, pronosticacioun, propugnacle, prosperite, provincial (nouns); profounde, prolixe, propicious,