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maladroit
used in The Mill on the Floss

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not adroit
  • It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (83% in)

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