MATTOID

Etymology

Adjective

mattoid (comparative more mattoid, superlative most mattoid)

Displaying erratic behaviour

Noun

mattoid (plural mattoids)

A person who displays such behaviour; a person of congenitally abnormal mind bordering on insanity or degeneracy.

Compound of genius and fool.

Source: Wiktionary


Mat"toid, n. [It. matto mad (cf. L. mattus, matus, drunk) + -oid.]

Definition: A person of congenitally abnormal mind bordering on insanity or degeneracy.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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IMMODEST

(adjective) having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; “brash immodest boasting”


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Coffee Trivia

Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600.

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