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    2. @gawe After her mother took away her phone, Mary's complaints were little more than puerile drivel. That sentence is communicating that Mary complained after she had her phone taken away. Her complaints are then described as "puerile drivel." So, her complaints were childish, trivial nonsense. Instead of her making a well-reasoned argument for why she should be allowed to keep her phone, she whined, threw a fit, etc. Well-reasoned: I don't think taking away my phone is an appropriate punishment. May I do extra chores instead? Puerile drivel: That's not fair! I didn't do anything wrong! This is so stupid. Nothing of importance/substance is being said, which makes it drivel. She is saying immature things a child might say, which makes it puerile.

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    2. Childlike has more innocent and nice attachments to it. It’s more used for sentences like “His smile was big and childlike” or “they played with childlike joy”

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    2. I've never heard that word before in my life, I don't even know what it means.

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    2. Honestly, most of these words are rarely used, unless you want to write a book or smth. You wouldn't say them in a conversation. slang, menacing, mermaid, werewolf, shapeshifter, peripheral, whim, arbitrary, baffling, and puzzling are well known words. The rest, not so. It depends on you whether or not these words are important. What are you using them for? It's good to learn as many words as possible, though. But these are not in the top 1000 or 2000 most common words, if that's what you're thinking.

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