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maggot

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a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
  • the last maggot he got in his head resulted in a disastrous extramarital affair

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The first known use of maggot was in the 14th century

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“Maggot.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/maggot. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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