Friday, March 11, 2011

gaunt

gaunt [ gawnt ]
adjective ]
MEANING :
1. thin, bony, haggard or emaciated
2. desolate, barren, grim or bleak
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
He had a gaunt face with a pale complexion.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
What remains is the immensity of the sky, gaunt slopes scrubby with thistles and wild grasses, the roar of glacial torrents in dark ravines, and the powerful pull of the first gods ever feared by men.

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