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

  Stark \Stark\ (st[aum]rk), adv.
     Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mad. --Shak.
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           Held him strangled in his arms till he was stark dead.
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     Stark naked, wholly naked; quite bare.
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              Strip your sword stark naked.         --Shak.
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     Note: According to Professor Skeat, "stark-naked" is derived
           from steort-naked, or start-naked, literally
           tail-naked, and hence wholly naked. If this etymology
           be true the preferable form is stark-naked.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stark \Stark\ (st[aum]rk), a. [Compar. Starker (-[~e]r);
     superl. Starkest.] [OE. stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc;
     akin to OS. starc strong, D. sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. &
     Sw. stark, Dan. staerk, Icel. sterkr, Goth. gasta['u]rknan to
     become dried up, Lith. str["e]gti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf.
     Starch, a. & n.]
     1. Stiff; rigid. --Chaucer.
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              Whose senses all were straight benumbed and stark.
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              His heart gan wax as stark as marble stone.
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              Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff
              Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies.  --Shak.
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              The north is not so stark and cold.   --B. Jonson.
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     2. Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. [Obs.]
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              Consider the stark security
              The common wealth is in now.          --B. Jonson.
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     3. Strong; vigorous; powerful.
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              A stark, moss-trooping Scot.          --Sir W.
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              Stark beer, boy, stout and strong beer. --Beau. &
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     4. Severe; violent; fierce. [Obs.] "In starke stours" [i. e.,
        in fierce combats]. --Chaucer.
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     5. Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.
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              He pronounces the citation stark nonsense.
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              Rhetoric is very good or stark naught; there's no
              medium in rhetoric.                   --Selden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stark \Stark\, v. t.
     To stiffen. [R.]
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           If horror have not starked your limbs.   --H. Taylor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
      adj 1: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment;
             "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark
             reality of the deadline" [syn: blunt, crude(a),
      2: severely simple; "a stark interior" [syn: austere,
         severe, stark, stern]
      3: complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
      4: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding
         mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter
         nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth" [syn: arrant(a),
         complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a),
         everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a),
         sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a),
         utter(a), unadulterated]
      5: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills";
         "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high
         Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark
         landscape" [syn: bare, barren, bleak, desolate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "stark":
     Spartan, absolute, absolutely, altogether, arrant, ascetic,
     austere, bald, bare, barren, basic, blasted, bleak, blessed, blunt,
     candid, chaste, classical, clean, clear, clearly, cold, common,
     commonplace, complete, completely, confounded, consummate, crass,
     decided, definitive, depressing, desolate, direct, downright,
     drear, dreary, dry, dull, egregious, elementary, empty, entirely,
     essential, evident, flagrant, frank, fully, fundamental, glaring,
     grey, grim, gross, hard, harsh, homely, homespun, homogeneous,
     indivisible, infernal, inornate, intolerable, irreducible,
     irretrievably, irrevocably, lean, matter-of-fact, mere, monolithic,
     naked, natural, neat, nude, obvious, obviously, of a piece, open,
     out-and-out, outright, patent, perfect, perfectly, plain,
     plain-speaking, plain-spoken, plainly, plumb, positive, primary,
     profound, pronounced, proper, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure,
     pure and simple, quite, rank, ravaged, raw, regular, right, rustic,
     severe, shattering, sheer, shocking, simon-pure, simple,
     simple-speaking, single, sober, spare, spooky, stark-naked,
     stark-staring, straightforward, stripped, superlative, surpassing,
     the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, totally, unadorned,
     unaffected, unbearable, unclad, unclothed, uncluttered,
     unconditional, unconscionable, undeniable, undifferenced,
     undifferentiated, unelaborate, unembellished, unenhanced,
     unequivocal, unfancy, unfussy, uniform, unimaginative, unmitigated,
     unornate, unpoetical, unqualified, unrelieved, unrelievedly,
     unspoiled, unvarnished, utter, utterly, vacant, vacuous, void,

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Stark -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    6332
     Housing Units (2000): 2725
     Land area (2000):     287.937834 sq. miles (745.755535 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.275745 sq. miles (0.714176 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    288.213579 sq. miles (746.469711 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.097764 N, 89.802300 W
      Stark, IL
      Stark County
      Stark County, IL

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Stark -- U.S. County in Ohio
     Population (2000):    378098
     Housing Units (2000): 157024
     Land area (2000):     576.136229 sq. miles (1492.185919 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    4.773125 sq. miles (12.362336 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    580.909354 sq. miles (1504.548255 sq. km)
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.819408 N, 81.383599 W
      Stark, OH
      Stark County
      Stark County, OH

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Stark -- U.S. County in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    22636
     Housing Units (2000): 9722
     Land area (2000):     1338.162493 sq. miles (3465.824800 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    2.300379 sq. miles (5.957955 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1340.462872 sq. miles (3471.782755 sq. km)
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             46.852248 N, 102.712489 W
      Stark, ND
      Stark County
      Stark County, ND

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Stark, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    106
     Housing Units (2000): 47
     Land area (2000):     0.174053 sq. miles (0.450794 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.174053 sq. miles (0.450794 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            68025
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.689592 N, 95.143573 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     66775
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Stark, KS

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