A severe Count and an extremely severe word
Mnemonic - Dracula onions are extremely severe
Word - Draconian
a) extremely severe
b) unusually cruel
Part of Speech - adjective
Synonyms - oppressive, brutal, strict, exorbitant
Antonyms - lenient, tolerant, amenable
1 The new emperor set draconian laws to decrease the rising levels of crime in his kingdom.
2 The policies the government implemented to counter the recession led to an even more draconian recession.
3 Even in today's world, many countries still have draconian forms of punishment.
4 I left my previous job because the draconian rules in the company were making life difficult for me.
5 Her father had imposed draconian restrictions on her which led to making her a rebel.