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Stricture and Stratum

Difficult Words : Stricture and Stratum

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Stratum (STRAT um, STRAY um) n: a layer, a level

The middle class is one stratum of society.

The plural of stratum is strata. A hierarchy is composed of strata.

To stratify is to make into layers.

Stricture (STRIK chur) n: a restriction, a limitation, a negative criticism

Despite the strictures of apartment living, we enjoyed the eight years we spent in New York City.

The unfavorable lease placed many strictures on how the building could be used.

The poorly prepared violinist went home trembling after his concert to await the inevitable strictures of the reviewers.

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