Tag: WVI level 4
to reproach or scold severely.
example: He berated his son for getting cut from the football team.
kwi e sənt
in a state of inaction or rest; dormant.
example: We played at the base of the quiescent volcano.
example: As long as his tuberculosis remained quiescent, he was able to work and provide for his family.
1. having a stern or solemn appearance or personality.
example: The austere clergyman was somewhat frightening to the children.
2. having nothing more than what is strictly necessary; very simple or plain.
example: The doctor put her on an austere diet.
example: Her room in the hospital was austere, and this made her appreciate the flowers even more. (more…)