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Robert had arrived in New York a week earlier. He had begun by asking discreet questions of Evelyn’s former landlord. There was no need to foment opposition at the very beginning. The Landlord was recondite, and all Robert had been able to glean from the cryptic replies was that Evelyn had moved to a residence that catered to single woman. Robert was in a hapless situation; in this immense city his quarry could be hiding in one of dozens of such places. This would obviate the possibility of his dashing from one place to another in an impetuous manner. His search, while it had to be concluded with celerity could not be carried out in such slovenly fashion. He required a succinct and meticulous plan.

  • discreet – bijaksana, berhati-hati
  • landlord – pemilik penginapan/pondokan
  • foment – menyulut, menimbulkan, membangkitkan, menggerakkan, instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
  • recondite – terpendam, sukar dimengerti, berpengetahuan kabur, (of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse.
  • glean- memungut, mengumpulkan sedikit-sedikit, extract (information) from various sources.
  • cryptic- samar, tersembunyi, tidak jelas, having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.
  • catered- melayani, diurus, provide food and drink, typically at social events and in a professional capacity.
  • immense- besar, extremely large or great, esp. in scale or degree.
  • quarry – mangsa, buruan
  • obviate- menghindarkan, meniadakan, menyingkirkan, remove (a need or difficulty).
  • dashing- run or travel somewhere in a great hurry.
  • impetuous- tak sabar, acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
  • conclud – diakhiri
  • celerity- kecepatan, swiftness of movement.
  • slovenly- tidak rapih, jorok, serampangan, (esp. of a person or their appearance) messy and dirty.
  • succinct- ringkas, (esp. of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.
  • meticulous – teliti, showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.

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