Today Word: spartan
adjective: Lacking in comforts; marked by self-discipline or self-restraint.
After Sparta, an ancient town in southern Greece whose residents were known for strict discipline. First recorded use: 1425.
“Jens Jacob cooks and sleeps in the van, his mobile home, sometimes under the stars. It’s a spartan existence for the man on the move.”
Allan Jacob; On the Road to…; Khaleej Times (Dubai, UAE); Nov 5, 2010.
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