Sumptuosity
Sumptuosity Sump`tu*os"i*ty, n. [L. sumptuositas: cf. F. somptuosit['e].] Expensiveness; costliness; sumptuousness. [R.] --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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