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Quandary Resolution 414
epanorthosis, comport, ukase, ratiocination
As Jack roared “Ready to board!” Stephen turned to his companion to explain Jack’s ratiocination: “Excuse my friend’s tendency towards epanorthosis, but he does have an aversion to long-windedness; for example, when the Admiral issues a ukase commanding the men to hone their offensive implements, tighten their suspenders and check their shoelaces, Jack doesn’t consider that will inspire the appropriate comportment in them for a successful attack on a 64-gun xebec cruiser.”
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