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as·cet·ic \ə-ˈse-tik, a-\

ascetic  – noun
ascetic  – adjective
ascetical – adjective
ascetically – adverb
asceticism noun
1:  practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline
2:  austere in appearance, manner, or attitude
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈɛθlbɔːn/,  U.S. /ˈɛθ(ə)lˌbɔrn/
ethelborn noun
ethelborn – adjective
Born into a noble family, high-born. Also as n. (with the and pl. concord): the nobility.
*definition from Merrium Webster
** definition from the Oxford English Dictionary

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