The Logophile: Just the Facts

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  1. Someone who too quickly believes what he’s told without checking facts is
    1. credulous
    2. incredulous
  2. A surfeit is
    1. a short surfboard
    2. a substance that lowers surface tension.
    3. an overabundance of something.
  3. Kelly likes hunters but not trappers, forests but not thickets, and sage but not saffron. What does Kelly like?

Answers

  1. a
  2. c
  3. Kelly likes shades of green.

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