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1. Ninnyhammer: A term for a person who is a fool or a simpleton

Eg. If he did mean those statements what a fatuous, ninnyhammer that would make him!

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2. Fatuous: Extremely silly, showing a lack of intelligence or thought

Eg. The Chief was left speechless by his fatuous remark.

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3. Ultracrepidarian: One who is presumptuous and offers advice or opinions beyond one’s sphere of knowledge

Eg. I know that Hari is an ultracrepidarian and likes to use big words and pretend to know everything.

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4. Zany: Ludicrous or foolish

Eg. Jim displayed his zany, goofy side at the wedding party.

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5. Lalochezia: The use of vulgar or foul language to relieve stress or pain

Eg. If in a stressful situation a few choice epithets escape your lips, then you are guilty of lalochezia.

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