surquedry

surquedry

(ˈsɜːkwɪdrɪ)
n
arrogance
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The only thing that rhyme adds to the invention of fiction is "surquedry," or presumption, and it "is nothing more than a gaudy ornament" (69).
Both Babels fell because of their pride, their "surquedry" (the "Vpreard...buildings" and the "ayry Towers vpraised much more high"; lines 5, 2, 4).