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asperity

asperityThe cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity.</i>
2. hardship; difficulty; rigor: the asperities of polar weather.
3. roughness of surface; unevenness.
4. something rough or harsh.

c.1230, asprete "harshness of feelings," a fig. use, from O.Fr. asperete, from L. asperitas "roughness," from asper "rough," of unknown origin.

(i totally fucked that up when i first posted this,sorry)
Tags: a, french, latin, noun
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