periergia  periergia
 pe-ri-er'-gi-a from Gk. peri, "exceedingly" and ergon, "work"
sedulitas superflua
over labour, curious

Overuse of words or figures of speech. As such, it may simply be considered synonymous with macrologia. However, as Puttenham's term suggests, periergia may differ from simple superfluity in that the language appears over-labored.
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  Sources: Sherry (1550) 33 ("periergia," "sedulitas superflua"); Peacham (1577) G3v

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