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adj. Stiff; rigid. Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. Strong; vigorous; powerful. Severe; violent; fierce. Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.

 - adv. Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mind. Stark naked, wholly naked; quite bare. 'Stark-naked' is derived from steort-naked, or start-naked, literally tail-naked, and hence wholly naked. If this etymology be true the preferable form is stark-naked.

 - vb. To stiffen.

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