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[26] What need have we of acrumnosum?1 It is surely enough to call a thing horridum. Reor may be tolerated, autumo2 smacks of tragedy, proles3 has become a rarity, while prosapia4 stamps the man who uses it as lacking taste. Need I say more Almost the whole language has changed.

1 Wretched.

2 Assert.

3 Offspring.

4 Stock, family.

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