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Follow the link to read from the story “A&P.” Read through the middle of the fourth paragraph when the narrator states, She had “a kind of prim face.”

The narrator describes one of the girls saying, she had “a kind of prim face.” Walking into the A&P with your straps down, I suppose it's the only kind of face you can have. She held her head so high her neck, coming up out of those white shoulders, looked kind of stretched...”

What is the closest meaning to “prime” in this context?

A

Rebellious.

B

Uptight.

C

Controlled.

D

Inappropriate.

E

Judicious.