GRE Word List

SEVERITY

harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense

The meaning of the word severity is harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense.

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