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Monday, 22 July 2013


- Having no comforts or luxuries.
- Severe or strict in manner.

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Example / Usage :
- They choose austere furnishings for the office.
- They lived an austere life in the country.
- G20 puts growth before austerity, vows to tread carefully.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


#090 FORD
- A shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across.

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Example / Usage :
- Don't attempt getting the horses across the stream until we had reached the FORD.
- It was only much later that bridges would replace fords.

Monday, 15 July 2013


#089 Facade
- The front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one.
- An artificial or deceptive front.
- A front or outer appearance, esp a deceptive one

View of approaches from the west facade of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C

Example / Usage :
- Facade of respectability to what had in reality been a debacle.
- A wealth of earlier building history is hidden beneath georgian facades.
- The richly decorated multi-coloured brick facade is a well known landmark.