Nostrum


Nostrum [ NOS-truh’ m ]
noun ]
MEANING :
1. a favourite scheme for solving social and political problems
2. a medicine whose ingredients are a secret and its effectiveness is unproved
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The nostrum for cough sold by roadside quacks can have unpleasant side effects.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
And it came from the astonishing nostrum that a liberal, black first-term senator could overturn the biggest machine, the biggest name and the biggest dynasty in Democratic party politics.



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