i) Remove: By remove Taplow meant to say examination result. He meant to say that if he will get better “remove” then he will be in next term.
ii) Kept in: Grounded
iii) Sadist: A person who derives happiness from hurting someone or giving pain to someone.
Explanation: In this text, Taplow is telling about Crocker-Harris to Frank that he is “sadist”.
iv) Slackers: The students who is not able to clear exam or next term.
v) Got carried away: getting very excited or lose control
Explanation: like Taplow lost his control while talking about Crocker-Harris with Frank.
vi) Shrivelled up: Literally shrivelled up means dry up or mummify.
Explanation: In this text it means that something that made Shrivelled up unhappy from inside and that “something” relates to Crocker-Harris who doesn’t like being liked
vii) Muck: Muck means useless, In this text Taplow indicating book as muck as he thinks that hard Greek words used in it is muck and a lengthy drama too which is totally useless and Science is much better than that.
viii) Cut: escape
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