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guesswork

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the act or process of finding an answer by guessing
  • This book takes the guesswork out of buying a home.
  • Calculating the drug's long-term effects is pure guesswork.

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The first known use of guesswork was in 1725

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“Guesswork.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guesswork. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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