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6.    The Word:    calumny

In Context:“Mischievous students indeed, asserted that it (his nose) was magnetized and attracted iron filings. This was sheer calumny: it attracted nothing but snuff...” (p.10)

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7.  The Word:impetuous

In Context:“When…he walked along, he kept his fists tightly clenched, a sure sign of an impetuous temperament...” (p.10)

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8.   The Word:   meticulous

In Context:“Specimens of everything in the mineral world were to be found there, labeled with meticulous exactitude…” (p.12)

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