05/06/2007 12:17 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Inept, Dishonest, Disingenuous, and Hypocritical

Amongst the wonders of the computer is spell check which works wonders for a spelling and grammar disaster like me, and then there is that allows me to realize how many words I use incorrectly.

I love to be able to look up the exact definition of words, and then use the definition in something that I am writing.
What follows are some of the definitions to the words used in the title of this piece. They do apply to someone, but I will never divulge who that would happen to be. Here we go!

"Without skill or aptitude for a particular task, maladroit, generally awkward or clumsy, haplessly incompetent, inappropriate, unsuitable, absurd, foolish, unskillful, bungling, stupid, and inane displaying a lack of judgment, sense, or reason.

Not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief, proceeding from or exhibiting lack of honesty; fraudulent

Lacking in frankness, candor, or sincerity; falsely or hypocritically ingenuous; insincere, not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. A person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements"

Perhaps the "someone" does not exhibit all of this all of the time but does manifest most of this at least some of the time.

Norman Horowitz
Secretive One
My lips are sealed as to
the person's identity