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Monday, January 23, 2012
The River: Writing Challenge Day 21
Austere: I will admit I need to do first things first (just to be sure I know of which I speak):
Severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance: "an austere man with a puritanical outlook".
(of living conditions or a way of life) Having no comforts or luxuries; harsh or ascetic.
So perhaps "severe or strict in manner, attitude or appearance" works for me...along the lines of the word stern, ramped up a bit further. When those eyebrows really bottom out and my sense of humor entirely disappears. But beyond that I cannot go. No puritanical outlook here. And I am definitely not doing anything too harsh and ascetic - I like my running water and king sized bed.