V. increase; add to
*In recent years the library's holdings of naval history have been significantly augmented.
ADJ. rigidly severe; severely simple or bare
*The rather austere décor was softened by early evening candle light.
ADJ. subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
*Hyndman was extremely authoritarian and tried to restrict internal debate about party policy.
ADJ. self-governing; independent
*There is a fine balance between encouraging autonomous learning and maintaining adequate supervision.
N. a feeling of intense dislike
*There is still a strong aversion by many in parliament to embryonic stem cell research.
V. contradict; give a false impression
*His smile belies his anger.
ADJ. generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
*It turns out, however, their motives are not so benevolent.
V. support and strengthen
*It will also bolster the already strong links with the college's local community.
N. a boaster; boastful in a loud, annoying way
*Modest by nature, she was no braggart, preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves
N. concise and exact use of words in writing or speech
*Brevity is essential when you send a telegram; you are charged for every word.