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"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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Berlitz's Learn To Speak Adult
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"Wow. Great fusillade."
"Do you mind if I write in 'owner'? I'm running out of line space for 'entrepreneur'."
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"I know what I am, but I can't pronounce it."
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"Honestly, Baldo, sometimes you're languid to the point of lethargy. Wouldn't you say you're torpid."
"I can't believe it...a 'B' average on my report card? I'm not that smart! The theories of probability predict it's likely that the school's data system somehow encountered a catastrophic breakdown."
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"My doctor treated me for procrastination last month. I've never been more regular."
"What does it mean when someone says, 'I capitulate'?"
"I told Dad I want to be cytotechnologist when I grow up."
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"Papi, I don't like being a smart aleck. I think it hurts people's feelings."
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"I procure considerable gratification from belles-lettres."
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"You're reading the dictionary?"
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"I attempted to circumvent the traditional trappings of a teen furlough...but I was thwarted by my czar-ish parental unit."
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"Why do people think using big words is a bad thing?"
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"If loving school is erroneous...I don't want to be correct."
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"I'm tardy? Whew! I was afraid I was going to be late for school!"
"So you're saying that your sudden upset stomach ache developing on the same day as the big spelling test is just a coincidence?"