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as•per•i•ty



Pronunciation: (u-sper'i-tē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

1. harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony: The cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity.
2. hardship; difficulty; rigor: the asperities of polar weather.
3. roughness of surface; unevenness.
4. something rough or harsh.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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