Word of the Day – April 30, 2012

barefaced (adj.)

BAIR fayst

shameless; audacious; brazen

One of the duties of an institution devoted to cancer research is the investigation of such “cures” as are not too preposterous, and it is within the knowledge of the writer that not a single one of all those that have been tested has proved of the slightest value. At the worst they have been equivalent to a barefaced robbery; at the best, the product of an ignorant enthusiast; and it cannot be too strongly emphasized that no drug, serum, vaccine, or other preparation is known that will select and destroy the cancer cell without detriment to the normal tissues surrounding it.
William H. Woglom     June 1928

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