[ noh-vuhm -awr-guh-nuhm, awr-gah-nuhm, -gan-uhm; Latin noh-woom -ohr-gah-noom ]
/ ˈnoʊ vəm ˈɔr gə nəm, ɔrˈgɑ nəm, -ˈgæn əm; Latin ˈnoʊ wʊm ˈoʊr gɑˌnum /
a philosophical work in Latin (1620) by Francis Bacon, presenting an inductive method for scientific and philosophical inquiry.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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