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Word of the day for October 14
scruple n
  1. (obsolete) A weight of twenty grains or one third of a dram (symbol: ).
  2. (obsolete) Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.
  3. (obsolete) A doubt or uncertainty concerning a matter of fact; intellectual perplexity.
  4. Hesitation to act from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; doubt, hesitation or unwillingness due to motives of conscience.
  5. A Hebrew unit of time equal to 11080 hour.

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