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austerity

Economics
a. reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods, esp when brought about by government policy
b. (as modifier): an austerity budget

Austerity

Amish
conservative Christian group in North America noted for its simple, orderly life and nonconformist dress. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 316]
Borromeo, Charles
archbishop; lived thriftily; gave money to poor. [Ital. Hist.: Hall, 65]
Cato, Marcus Porcius
(234–149 B.C.) Roman statesman known for conservatism; taxed luxuries. [Rom. Hist.: EB, II: 645]
Clennam, Mrs.
ascetic woman; wears only black. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
common thistle
indicates starkness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Dotheboys Hall
Mr. Squeers’s school: no extras, no vacations. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Puritanism
16th- and 17th-century religious reform movement noted for its moral earnestness and austerity. [Br. and Am. Hist.: EB, VIII: 309]
Shakers
celibate religious sect flourishing in 19th-century U.S. [Am. Hist.: EB, IX: 105]
Spartans
residents of Greek city known for its stern dedication to militarism. [Gk. Hist.: EB, IX: 403]
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Greece is being kept financially afloat by a 110 billion euros package of bailout loans granted by other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund, and has implemented strict austerity measures in return, cutting public sector salaries and pensions, increasing taxes and overhauling its welfare system.
Denying suggestions that there have been any differences over the issue in the union cabinet, he said the Congress Working Committee had decided on a series of austerity measures in view of the drought.
Spanish protestors hold banners with a straightforward message in the demonstration against austerity measures
In July, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy s conservative government eliminated public workers annual Christmas bonuses, as part of austerity measures worth 102 billion euros ($126.
Now it may just issue orders for strict compliance of the austerity measures announced last year
The election will determine the country's course after years of austerity measures that have outraged voters but which were central to convincing international creditors to extend Greece billions in loans to keep its debt-saddled economy afloat.
The rightist Greek New Democracy party, part of the wide coalition supporting the new cabinet of PM Lucas Papademos, has again refused to sign a document to abide by austerity measures.
A study by the TUC said the poorest families are being hit hardest by the Government's austerity measures - with an average loss of pounds 390 per person in some areas of the country.
Brokers said investors now await another Greek parliament vote later in the day on bills for implementing the austerity measures.
THE Greek prime minister has denounced what he called the "murder" of three bank workers killed when the building they were in was torched yesterday during protests in Athens against harsh new austerity measures.
ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2009 (Balochistan Times ): Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) welcomed the austerity measures approved by the Federal Cabinet to curb government expenses.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Portuguese gathered in front of the presidential palace in Lisbon in protest against the troika and the government's implementation of tough austerity measures.