how to pronounce asperity


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asperity is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of asperity


  1. A part of a geological fault line that does not move.
  2. Something that is harsh and difficult to endure.
  3. Harshness, as of temper.
  4. Roughness as of stone or weather.

asperity frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word asperity occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics asperity can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that asperity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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