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Eupeptic Armitage: TAE Word for the Day

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Eupeptic: (adjective) of good digestion; producting or relating to good digestion. Cheerfu, happyl; having a cheerful manner or disposition. Origin: from the Greek eupeptos

I unfortunately have acid reflux disease and have to take medication for it daily. Makes my tummy much happier, more eupeptic, you might say.

I try to be a eupeptic individual in the sense of how I conduct myself each day, to look at life seeing “the glass half full” and the positive side of things.

I think it’s safe to say that Harry Kennedy, that sunny-natured accountant with the sweetest smile that Richard brings to life in The Vicar of Dibley, is a man with a eupeptic nature.

And just think: Mr. A has said that the character most like him happens to be the delightfully eupeptic Harry Jasper Kennedy.  *sigh*

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A Prince of Pseudology: TAE Word for the Day

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Pseudology: (noun) lying considered as an art.  Pseudology comes from two Greek words, pseudo-, meaning “false,” and ology, meaning “the study of.”  The word does not literally mean the study of lying, but has come to embody “the art of lying.”

I found myself thinking of the crafty charmer John Mulligan, who is awfully good at deception. The silver-tongued devil could be considered a master of pseudology. And here’s a tribute to the prince of pseudology I made a while back, Hypnotize Me.

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.