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Absolute or complete in degree
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“Christian now looked torn between amusement and stark terror.”
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Marked by having a basic or uncomplicated form
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“Half a dozen cheap cots lined a stark room that was unlike the opulence of the rest of the living quarters.”
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Having a somber appearance
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“The high winds scour the snow from the peaks and trees, leaving behind a stark landscape that's more harsh than beautiful.”
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Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“It allows those living in a desert environment adjacent to a mountain watershed to create a large oasis in an otherwise stark environment.”
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Empty or not occupied
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“A panel in the wall in front of me slides to the left, revealing an empty, stark white chamber.”
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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“The angry stark expression on that usually impassive face brooked no argument.”
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Plain, unembellished and straight to the point, often uncomfortably so
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“The stark truth is that we are paying more now than we ever were.”
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Obvious, or clearly seen or understood
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“It's a stark reminder that breakthroughs in the business world are usually achieved through incremental advances.”
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Sharply or clearly defined or delineated
“Huge swathes of the Black Forest died, leaving the stark outlines of leafless conifers in place of the formerly rich vegetation.”
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Exposed and barren
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(of a person) Possessing strength and athleticism
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Severe and difficult to cope with
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Free from exaggeration or distortion
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Completely nude
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Having a clear definition or value
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Not flattering
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Having a natural crudeness or roughness
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Greater than average in size, amount, value or degree
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Without distinguishing features
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Thin, with no excess fat
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Adverb
To an absolute or complete degree
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“She was stark angry at what Paul had done when he invaded her privacy.”
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