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The first time I remember learning a completely new word from a book was in high school, when I read ululate in Golding's "Lord of the Flies".
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"Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo?"
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