lymphatic: (adjective) (1) sluggish; lacking energy. (2) of or relating to lymph.
It was formally believed that an excess of lymph in the system resulted in sluggishness. Comes from the Latin lympha (lymph, water).
When I saw this as my word.a.day entry and read the first definition, I smiled to myself. “That’s definitely NOT Richard Armitage. He may have to fuel himself with Cokes and espressos on occasion, but lacking energy, he’s surely not.” (photos/screencaps courtesy of Richard Armitage Net)
Armitage is Not Lymphatic
Richard Armitage, with performances so dramatic
Rich with talent, on that subject I’m emphatic;
Long hours you work, perfecting your craft,
to call you lazy, would simply be daft!
Around the world, so many miles,
signed autographs, shared gorgeous smiles,
Gave interviews, answered thoughtfully,
You made us all proud–well, naturally!
You always remain the affable gent
sweetly cheeky–just heaven-sent!
but what you aren’t is a man lymphatic
of that fact, I am quite emphatic.