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Gremio or Grumio (4 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer ROLE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 50 puzzles.

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ROLE as a noun:

1. (function, office, part, role) = the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
2. (character, role, theatrical role, part, persona) = an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
3. (function, purpose, role, use) = what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
4. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"