Carol was deft, and won shy praise from Kennicott, but as her shoulder blades began to sting, she wondered how many millions of women had lied to themselves during the death-rimmed years through which they had pretended to enjoy the puerile methods persisting in housework.
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The film is filled with clever puns and puerile pranks.
Her campaign proved her to be puerile and feckless.