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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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Instead of imposing devastating austerity measures and bailing out its banks, Iceland let its banks go bust and protected its welfare policies.
Greece has said that the country is under pressure from creditors to impose new austerity measures.
David Bull, the executive director of UNICEF UK, said the charity was calling for an immediate review of the impact austerity measures were having on children, suggesting that worse was to come.
Germany is showing clemency to France regarding austerity measures, Reuters reported on Thursday.
In a joint news conference on Friday, representatives from the 19 organisations told reporters their aim was to showcase the public's anger against austerity measures and government policies
Trade union representatives said that strict austerity measures lead to the destruction of the social rights they have secured.
In February 2011 international lenders say that Greece is not doing enough to impose austerity measures and must accelerate reforms to get on track.
The budget for the oil-rich state was reduced due to austerity measures introduced after a dispute with Sudan meant that South Sudan could not export its oil through to Port Sudan on the Red Sea coast.
Oxfam has warned that 800,000 children and 1.5 million adults in the UK are at risk of living in poverty by 2020 if ministers continue to pursue austerity measures.
The charity say 800,000 children and 1.5million adults in the UK are at risk of poverty by 2020 if ministers continue to push through austerity measures.