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punctilious
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • In official matters, despite his youth and taste for frivolous gaiety, he was exceedingly reserved, punctilious, and even severe; but in society he was often amusing and witty, and...

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  • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
  • You were exacting, proud, punctilious, selfish.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield

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