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idiot

[′id·ē·ət]
(psychology)
A person afflicted with idiocy and requiring custodial or protective care.
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In the formal language of the piece, the Idiot Savant is charged with saving humanity from "magic words," including the ones lurking behind numbered doors that deliver powerful shocks if mistakenly chosen.
Can deficiency produce specific superiority: The challenge of the idiot savant.
A self-professed idiot savant, Phil amazed us daily with his unlimited knowledge of the industry.
De un aparente idiot savant, Champollion se convirtio, gracias a este llamado impedimento en el mas grande traductor de la historia occidental.
New Brunswick native John Mac Master, on the other hand, offered a great, bewildered bear of a Grimes, a kind of idiot savant ostracized less for his brutishness than for his disquieting, alienating visions.
An investigation of calendar calculating by an idiot savant.
Gascoigne as Rain Man, idiot savant, could have been forgiven for first unleashing his imitation of an Orange flautist in 1995 because he genuinely didn't know any better.
Sacks outdoes such fictional contrivances, however, when he recreates the inner world of an idiot savant who sees ordinary objects as numbers or that of an alcoholic, suffering from a complete inability to remember, who lives in a hellish, endless present.
In Extraordinary People: Understanding the Idiot Savant (Harper and Row, $17.
Ben Muriel has been joined in Folk Daddy by Laura Currie, one of the singing stars of the Idiot Savant annual Christmas pageant.
The New Theatre in Cardiff has announced its autumn/winter programme and on the slate are productions of Rain Man (September 29-October 3), in which Morrissey will play the role of idiot savant Raymond Babbit alongside Oliver Chris in the Tom Cruise shades, and a stage adaptation of prison comedy Porridge (November 3-7).
ANSWERS QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 "Daddy" Warbucks; 2 Nirvana; 3 John Adams; 4 Brazil; 5 Idiot Savant (knowledgeable idiot); 6 New York; 7 Six; 8 Baywatch; 9 A bird; 10 Dame Nellie Melba.