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Jan 1, 2019
This week’s theme
Words to describe people

This week’s words
fabulist
numpty
rentier
fink
swellhead

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numpty

PRONUNCIATION:
(NUHMP-tee)

MEANING:
noun: A fool.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps alteration of numbskull, remodeled after Humpty Dumpty. Earliest documented use: 1985.

USAGE:
“Go see Raw before some Hollywood numpty tries to remake it.”
A Smart and Hilarious Horror Movie; Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand); Apr 22, 2017.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -Joseph Campbell, professor and writer (1904-1987)

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