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EVANGULLIBLE [ee-van guhl’-uh-buhl] [Evangelical: 1525–35;  < Late Latin evangelicus  (< Late Greek euangelikós; see evangel1 , -ic) + -al1]  [Gullible: easily taken in or tricked; earlier cullibility, probably connected to gull, a cant term for "dupe, sucker.” It is perhaps from the bird (see gull (n.), or from verb gull "to swallow" (1530, from O.Fr. goule, […]

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