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"I'm also grateful to the press's two anonymous reviewers, one of whom I am sad to disappoint by having retained the word 'amaroidial,' but with whom I share nonetheless, I suspect, a predilection for the dark reaches of the dictionary."
Maybe it's because I've been watching the Netflix series, but this line from Eric Hayot's acknowledgements in _The Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities_ smells wonderfully redolent of Lemony Snicket's prose.
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