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 for austereness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Austereness \Aus*tere"ness\, n.
     1. Harshness or astringent sourness to the taste; acerbity.
        --Johnson.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Severity; strictness; austerity. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  austereness
      n 1: extreme plainness [syn: austereness, severity,
           severeness]

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