March 23rd, 2007


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ascetic-noun [uh-set-ik]
1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp. one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction

The ascetic lived alone in the forest studying the religions of the world.