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stark

adjective     /stɑːk/
CLEAR
unpleasantly clear and obvious: His death is a stark warning to other people about the dangers of drugs.Apparent and obviousVisible
stark difference/contrast
a total difference: Jerry is very lazy, in stark contrast to his sister who works very hard.Different and difference
PLAIN
with a very plain and simple appearance and not very attractive: a stark, snowy landscapePlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
starkly adverb
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