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marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed And then he remembers his surreptitious identity for the evening: "I'm a freshman at Amherst."1 Beholden to paying clients, they were widely seen as surreptitious figures who burglarized people's secrets.2 Boys you secretly tutor and meet for surreptitious swimming lessons.3 The Namesake ↩ Saints and Misfits ↩ Love, Hate & Other Filters ↩ ...
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frugal to the point of stinginess “So you are just parsimonious with your words?”1 This may prove me as parsimonious as my father, but who spends that much money on corny inflatable light-up Santa Clauses and spinning, singing reindeer?2 Instead, my parsimonious father launches into a ten-minute-long lecture about how working for a living is hard and kids today don’t get it because they’re given allowances they don’t earn.2 Despite the inflow of cash and capital assets, Lawrence kept a parsimo...
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