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scrupulous
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • either he is unscrupulously ambitious, or he is unswervingly egocentric.
    p. 284.7
unscrupulously = unethically

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unscrupulously means not and reverses the meaning of scrupulously. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
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