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Word of the Day: Moonstruck

The phases of the moon.

The phases of the moon.

Definition: Also moonstricken
(adjective) Mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed
Origin: First Known Use: 1674
Synonyms: Crazed, loony, distraught, insane, lunatic
Antonyms: Balanced, sane, sound
Usage: Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.— H. P. Lovecraft