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This week's theme: insults.
flibbertigibbet (FLIB-uhr-tee-jib-it) noun
Someone who is regarded as flighty, scatterbrained, and talkative.
[Apparently from the imitation of the sound of idle chatter.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"But [Lesley Dormen] is hardly a flibbertigibbet. 'I am the opposite of flighty,' she said." Celia Barbour; An Author Discovers; The New York Times; Apr 8, 2007.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)
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