ne'er-do-well ne'er-do-well


  • (n) an idle worthless person


  • Astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at 88; second American to orbit Earth

    One of seven original Project Mercury astronauts, he was briefly feared lost after orbiting Earth three times and plunging into the Atlantic far from his target. M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off.        
    on October 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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affectation affectation
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