My clever friend, Libby, coined a new word this week:  Cathargic.  She was going for “cathartic” but her mouth took a sidetrack and wound up in an even more perfect expression.  

If we combine:

ca·thar·sis (kəˈTHärsis/) noun  the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions


le·thar·gic (ləˈTHärjik/) adjective  affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic

we get

CATHARGIC (kəˈTHärjik/) adjective  affected by that feeling you get on the Friday afternoon before a long weekend when you are really glad that the stress of the work week has reached an end but you are too worn out to celebrate

You feel me?

Lethargic dog

The Cathargic Spaniel

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