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Misconjecture, mis-kon-jek′tūr, n. a wrong conjecture or guess.

But do not misconjecture because this description sounds like a General Alarm that James was either lost or a dead one.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.

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