Alexipharmic Armitage: TAE Word for the Day

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alexipharmic: (adjective)(1) warding off poison or infection; antidotal; prophylactic. (2) an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.

Alexipharmic arose to prominence in the early Baroque period, from the Greek alexien, ‘to avert,’ and pharmakon, meaning ‘drug.’ Alexipharmic was the dominant adjective form until ‘antidotal’ overtook it in the 1640s.  (courtesy of Dictionary.com)

Are you about to become infected by Real Life? Worries at work–worries you don’t have work–disagreements between friends–broken computers–broken hearts–holiday overload–neighbors from hell–nasty cold . . . Whatever the difficulty, the dilemma, the doubt, the darkness, somehow, this man and his ChaRActers seem to be alexipharmic.

Just looking at him, those smiles, those eyes, that profile, makes me feel some of life's poison leach away.

Just looking at him, those smiles, those eyes, that profile, makes me feel some of life’s poison leach away.

Sunny, funny, sweet, sexy Harry Kennedy. Who can resist?

Sunny, funny, sweet, sexy Harry Kennedy. Who can resist?

Oh, Dr. Track. Your bedside manner is unparalleled.

Oh, Dr. Track. Your bedside manner is unparalleled.

Lucas: cerebral, sensitive, dedicated to queen, country and his team. Beautiful.

Lucas: cerebral, sensitive, dedicated to queen, country and his team. Beautiful. The world feels safer with you and Ros on watch.

He’s got the alexipharmic power to make life more bearable, better, more beautiful. I recommend several generous doses daily.

5 responses »

  1. Richard is most definitely alexipharmic. I’m on hefty maintenance doses, permanently; you know I’m addicted. Your artwork just makes the addiction all the more compelling.

    I confess that the notion of the optimal form, “especially an internal antidote”, sends my mind immediately to the naughty corner.

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