Periergy Per"i*er`gy, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? overcareful; ? about, beyond + ? work.] 1. Excessive care or diligence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Rhet.) A bombastic or labored style. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Peri- — Per i [Gr. ?, prep.] A prefix used to signify around, by, near, over, beyond, or to give an intensive sense; as, perimeter, the measure around; perigee, point near the earth; periergy, work beyond what is needed; perispherical, quite spherical.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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