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Word of the Day: fool

fool /ful/ [fool]
1. a silly or stupid person; a person who lacks judgment or sense.
2. a professional jester, formerly kept by a person of royal or noble rank for amusement: the court fool.
3. a person who has been tricked or deceived into appearing or acting silly or stupid: to make a fool of someone.
4. an ardent enthusiast who cannot resist an opportunity to indulge an enthusiasm (usually prec. by a present participle): He's just a dancing fool.
5. a weak-minded or idiotic person.
–verb (used with object)
6. to trick, deceive, or impose on: They tried to fool him.
–verb (used without object)
7. to act like a fool; joke; play.
8. to jest; pretend; make believe: I was only fooling.
—Verb phrases
9. fool around,
a. to putter aimlessly; waste time: She fooled around all through school.
b. to philander or flirt.
c. to be sexually promiscuous, esp. to engage in adultery.
10. fool away, to spend foolishly, as time or money; squander: to fool away the entire afternoon.
11. fool with, to handle or play with idly or carelessly: to be hurt while fooling with a loaded gun; to fool with someone's affections.
12. be nobody's fool, to be wise or shrewd.

[Origin: 1225–75; ME fol, fool < OF fol < L follis bellows, bag; cf. follis]

—Synonyms 1. simpleton, dolt, dunce, blockhead, numskull, ignoramus, dunderhead, ninny, nincompoop, booby, saphead, sap. 2. zany, clown. 5. moron, imbecile, idiot. 6. delude, hoodwink, cheat, gull, hoax, cozen, dupe, gudgeon.
—Antonyms 1. genius.

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Yeah, I'm starting a new tag. Each word will be chosen more or less at random, possibly influenced by my mood at the time. As of tomorrow morning, there will be another new tag: goals for the day. More about that when I make the first post.

Stop. Read. Think.

Please, just spend a moment on this.


deep wounds from the stars
to reach out a hand
for Venus, Jupiter,

only come up with
naught but scars
This is how you chase
a dream;
by stumbling time and again

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