The more outre and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined, and the very point which appears to complicate a case is, when duly considered and scientifically handled, the one which is most likely to If now we were to try to penetrate to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Close 90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. I’ve been an avid reader since I was a kid, and I worked in bookstores throughout my late teens and early 20’s to pay for my habit.I play Scrabble, and I collect vocabulary the way some of my colleagues collect bird sightings or rocks. I often joke about the fact that became a scientist in large part because of all the awesome words (sverdrupribozome, hysteresis…).
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