Striz Vocab List for 3/11

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asperity

harshness of manner; severity or harshness of tone

byzantine

highly involved or intricate; ornate, confusing

chicanery

trickery; deception

coterie

an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose; exclusive group

crapulence

the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess; also drinking too much

didactic

instructive (especially excessively)

expurgate

to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

fallacy

a false notion

gossamer

characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

hector

to harass, to bully; to torment

low

make a low noise, mooing

maudlin

weakly sentimental; mawkish

milieu

the setting, surroundings, cultural environment

niggardly

stingy; not generous

picayune

petty, worthless

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