practicing self-denial; living on very little; having extremely reduced physical needs; austere
He earns a substantial income, but being very ascetic by nature, he spends very little of it, and has in this way amassed a considerable fortune.
asketes (monk, hermit) (Greek)
sounds like acetic-remember acetic acid (vinegar)i.e. , sour in taste, one who has made is life sour in taste, i.e. , away from pleasures for religious purposes Aastic (Opposite of Nastic) Is ascetic someone who leaves all AESTHETICs is an ascetic