256. ASCETIC Meaning – A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion. Synonyms – Monk, nun, hermit, self-denying, plain, harsh. Antonyms – hedonist, sensualist, voluptuary,  comfortable,  luxurious. Usage – Monks lead ascetic lives. PREVIOUS: A List 255. Ascertain…
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