spissitude


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spissitude

(ˈspɪsɪtjuːd)
n
compactness
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In one hilarious passage Finite quotes, Behn adduces such high-faluting phrases as "Indiscerpibility and Essential Spissitude" as a means of parodying her educated male reader and of pointing somewhat defensively to the inadequacies of her own education: she is unable to judge these fancy words, she says, "for want of Languages," meaning Latin and Greek.