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Sep 30, 2015
This week’s theme
Short words

This week’s words
dint
moil
guff
weft
quaff

We're expelling you, Henderson, because of your no-nonsense attitude.
“We’re expelling you, Henderson, because of your no-nonsense attitude.”
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with Anu Garg

guff

PRONUNCIATION:
(guf)

MEANING:
noun:
1. Nonsense.
2. Insolent talk.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps imitative. Earliest documented use: 1825.

USAGE:
“Management literature is full of guff about how entrepreneurs should embrace failure as a ‘learning experience’. But being punched in the face is also a learning experience.”
Entrepreneurs Anonymous; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 20, 2014.

See more usage examples of guff in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, author (30 Sep 1924-1984)

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