Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, August 1, 2013 – lenitive
Posted on 08/01/2013 4:42:35 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
lenitive \LEN-uh-tiv\ adjective
alleviating pain or harshness : soothing
Peppermint, chamomile, and ginger are all reputed to have a lenitive effect on the digestive system.
"They sing of thunder and driving rain, upon occasion, but thelenitive electro pop of Canadian boy-girl duo Purity Ring is decidedly more calming."
From an announcement by Jason Bracelin in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, April 7, 2013
"Lenitive" first appeared in English in the 15th century. It derived from the Latin verb "lenire" ("to soften or soothe"), which was itself formed from the adjective "lenis," meaning "soft" or "mild." "Lenire" also gave us the adjective "lenient," which usually means "tolerant" or "indulgent" today but in its original sense carried the meaning of "relieving pain or stress." Often found in medical contexts, "lenitive" can also be a noun referring to a treatment (such as a salve) with soothing or healing properties.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
After a long cold winter’s day of shoveling snow and bearing the season’t worst, a nice hot bowl of lenitive soup still doesn’t equal a warm brandy.
cross-stitch[which i have only recently resumed since getting Jules 2 years ago next week!], songpop, and words with friends are my only lenitive activities, since the news, which has always been my passion, has become unbearable.
After my recent surgery, I found Aleve to be more lenitive than any of the narcotics that they prescibed, or Tylenol.
On defunding “O-Care” our side’s tentative
Mealy-mouthed, cowardly, lenitive
We must shut down this horror
Today, not tomorrow
Please contact your House representative
OK, so this apparently passed without any comment here, but am I to understand that the NHL decided to realign?
They used to have an “Atlantic” division.
They now have an “Atlantic” division.
But none of the teams from the former are in the latter?
That’s retarded, sir.
I just wanted to let it be known publicly that I don’t care what the NHL says about the “Metropolitan” division. As I have since I was born, I will call the division with Pittsburgh, Philly, and the New York/New Jersey teams the “Patrick” division.
Ted Cruz is the point man for the whole shebang. I retweet him at least twice a day. A+ for you.
Because it rhymes with hat trick? ROR! Time for me to walk the dog who keeps bumping my arm.
That’s why they need that great big warehouse in Utah. A+ for you.
THe reason Aleve (or its generic) works is because the pain comes from inflammation. Aleve attacks inflammtion whereas the other drugs relieve arthritic pain, or so they say. 4 months after surgery, my surgical knee is still warmer to the touch than the non surgical knee. The Dr. says that’s normal and it means that healing is still going on in there.
So ice, or ice with Aleve is the ticket. I seldom take anything for it — just grit my teeth. But wrapping it in a cold pack at bed time puts me right to sleep. I never thought that would work because ice is not my favorite thing. But, it really does. Rubbing Aspercreme on the scar helps too.
My unsolicited advice for the day.
Ibuprofen also works against inflammation but it can be hard on the stomach.
My knee is throbbing. Can’t stay off it and you all are steering me to OTC pain killers. Thanks.
Well, Easter vacation used to be a lentitive time right after 40 days of sacrifice ...
But now all they give us is “spring break”
Have you had surgery on your knee, or is it throbbing because of arthritis, or an injury? If you haven’t had surgery, try glucosamine/chondritin. It helps 40% of the people who use it. It helped me for 5 years.
I know that it worked because my knee would start hurting every time I skipped a day. I never took the soe they recommended. I took the double pills, but only one per day. Finally when I got new X-rays it showed that I had no cushion left at all, and that is why I had the knee replacement.
Also, the shots help people for a while, but they need to be renewed every few months.
I skipped shots because I was worried that if I did not have this operation before obamacare went into effect that I would not qualify — age and BMI being the disqualifying factors. Now I’m worrying about having the 2nd knee done before October. I’m not ready for several reasons, but the government is pushing me into it.
One of my orthopaedists told me that Obamacare would deny my operation. The othes have said that they don’t really know. The parameters keep changing every day. Everything is still in flux.
ObamaCARE attempting pseudo-lenitivity
as now-precious surgical resources are saved for the more worthy,
like elevated DNC members and upper-level union workers,
and of course any mistress or Staff of Congress.
I attended my Conservative Book Club discussion the other night for the first time in over a year. I suspect that all of the members are between the ages of 45-80.
12 ladies were there. One had just had her hip replaced. I had just had my knee replaced. Another had had 2 knees and a shoulder done. The ladies on either side of me each had had knees done, or were going in to have knees done shortly. One of the younger ones could barely walk because of her hip — candidate for surgery. There were 3 OTs in the group. And at least 2 ladies had had their cataracts removed in the past month. One, not in attendance, had her knee replaced about 6 months before I did.
I wonder what the $$ amount totaled amongst this group for surgery in the last year? How much were the doctors paid? I know that my surgery (alone) cost more than $50k, but my part of the bill was $1060. This does not include in patient and out patient rehab. I’ve seen one preliminary statement of my in patient rehab. That was $15,000 and I have to pay $700. I don’t have a bill yet.
No wonder our government is in trouble and no wonder why they are cutting the programs right and left.
The same was true when my husband had his non-malignant brain tumor removed. The bill was over $100,000 and he had to pay $1600.
That should say see #26.
One of the best gifts that they gave me during my stay at Orthopaedic Hospital is an ice wrap with pockets for 2 blue ice packets and velcro straps to keep it in place. There is a seam between the pockets that allows the wrap to bend at the knee so you can get it on really tight.
Even better is one that I used at out patient rehab. That one was longer and flexible and stored in the freezer in a roll. Ready to use when you take it out — just unroll it and wrap your knee. I understand that that device is available on the Web but it costs about $60. It wrapped all the way around my knee. I am not big on cold therapy. I like heat. But these coldpacks really help.
I’m sorry you are in pain. :( I’ve been trying to cut back on my daily motrin for the lower back pain. Aging is hard work. I think it would be harder if I wasn’t active. I saw 5 deer this am at the park, including a 4 pt buck with velvet antlers. He was beautiful.
Have any of you ever had a ground hog try to break into your houses?
The other evening, I heard the most awful sound at my back door and on the rear brick wall of my house. We looked out, and thee was a ground hog trying to break in. I banged on the window, and he fled. But 15 minutes later, he came back and started all over again.
I guess I really need to get a dog again. I had no such problem when we had Max, or Terra.
What do ground hogs eat? We need to bait a trap and then dispose of the little devils.
First post I saw this morning.
Thanks for p*$$ing on my cornflakes.
You are very right. Its gay.
They should have called them
“savingtravel costs zone 1,2,3 and4)
my dearly departed dad used to have groundhogs eating his garden. he kept a shotgun next to the dining room window and would open it and sight it right there on the window sill to shoot them. they like veggies!
I get them in the back yard all the time. Never close to the hous.
Max of Caerbannog keeps them away.
we were on vaca when that news came out, i think, bc we discussed it within the fam. xsboy said they better call it metro, at least, he refuses to call it metropolitan.
It’s just going to evoke “metrosexual” images now.
Say it with me: Patrick Division.
In the place we used to live, we once had a baby groundhog come into the house. I was at work. My wife went out to get the mail. On the way into the house, she dropped a piece of mail. She had the door open as she bent to pick it up and the critter scurried in.
It went under the kitchen table. She fed it some crackers and called for help.
She eventually threw a towel over it and picked it up and hurriedly placed it outside.
I understand the groundhogs like to eat whatever you plant in your garden. If you whistle they will stand on their hindlegs, making them an easier target. My neighbor at that place used to shoot them with his .22 rifle.
Is that some sort of knight? Patron saint?
This was a young one. I’m sure there is a whole family around here. My previous problems with ground hogs has been when I planted flower seedlings in pots. They used to srip them out the very first night from the one I used to keep out by the road. They didn’t eat them; they used to just pull them out by the roots and discard them.
So, I have never know what they were after — the petunia, or grubs around the roots.
And you call yourself a Python fan? Now you’ve done it...
it’s something [talismanic phrase] that Hobbes repeats to himself, as he attempts to come to grips with the fact that he loves a purse dog....
The other incident that is upsetting my life right now is that I got a phone call from the police in my old home town last Friday. Some of you may know that my mother (who will be 100 Aug. 21) has been in Assisted Living for the past year. After removing what she needed in her new apartment and her papers and her table silver, we just locked her house up tight and went back to Wisconsin.
We intended to go back sooner, but one thing after another has prevented it — not the least being my recent surgery. Well, despite sending money to a Vietnamese gardener to “mow the lawn” once a week, the lawn is dead and people have been camping in the back yard. They have managed to break into the house and have been looting it.
We already have our tickets for our trip out there on the 20th of this month. I can’t imagine what I’ll find. People have turned on the AC (bill went up from $72 to $312 in one month) and have made coffee in the kitchen.
Did she know her neighbors there? not well enough to have them checking on the house for her? My husband was lucky, my father-in-law’s neighbors were very kind to my FIL and kept close watch on his house when he was alive and even after he was gone. They would have called my husband were anything untoward to go on, and in fact have. They had the auction and before the title passed to the new owner[there is a month lag time i forget why], there was someone in the house and my husband immediately got a call from the neighbor and my husband called the auction company to find out who was in there and why [house was empty, but my hub was still responsible for insuring it for that month]. He heard back promptly from the auction guy and it was resolved, but he was concerned because as he said, what’s to prevent someone from just going in and torching the place.
As far as advice, i guess i would call the local police dept and ask them to go and check it out!
Set it on fire and claim the insurance money.
Father-priest 2: Is there one aspect of the faith that you find particularly attractive?
George: (he thinks) I think the hats. The hat convey that solemn religious look you want in a faith. Very pious.
Unfortunately, Mom’s neighborhood is heading south and has been for the last 20 years. All the neighbors she knew have died, or moved. Those remaining would try to reach out to her, but she kept very much to herself.
One neighbor was being paid to water her lawn, but he died a couple of months ago. That is why the grass is dead (dormant). The houses on either side (whose residents would be in a position to spot someone in the back yard) have both turned into rentals and boast revolving casts of occupents who get evicted for non payment of rent on a rgular basis.
I need to clean out what remains in the house. Where should it go? Furniture to consignment? Salvation Army?
Dishes to? (if her Spode is still there). Silver Tea Service to? Books to? Paintings to? Clothes? So much to do and so little time.
I guess my fear is discarding something and having her ask for it later. I haven’t told her about the break in, and I don’t want to.
Do you think her homeowner’s insurance would pay to get someone in there to clean things up? I don’t mind cleaning up my mother’s mess, but I’m not going to clean up th emess thieves may have left. Should I put in a claim before I’ve sen the damage?
I’m really at a loss to know how to handle it. I’ve contacted 2 property managers recommended by family members who are in the real estate business in that state (CA) but 200 miles from her home. Neither has called us back, despite the fact that we should have an entre to both men. They’e done business with members of my family previously.
They’ve already done that. But they don’t know how I left it.
We had just moved her into assisted living and set up her apartment. Then, we had to leave to come back here. I left unpacked boxes in the middle of the living room floor. I had taken the drawers out of her dresser that we were moving to her new apartment and just dumped them on her bed where I was sorting through the clutter, retrieving coins, jewelry, etc. What we didn’t take, I left on the top of the bed.
There were 3 other dressers and a linen closet that I didn’t even open. I have no idea what was in them. I expected to return within a month, but it was not to be.
The problem is that I don’t even want to go in there the first time without a police escort. Can I ask for that?
What if someone is hiding in there? I don’t want to confront an intruder.
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