P.S. - Dave - thanks for the new vocabulary word, cathectic (and the back-formation verb you used, cathect.) Where do you *find* these words!?
I was talking to my sister and she was telling me how she felt about the election and this word went by: de-cathect. I said, huh? What did you say? Did you say de-cathartic?
No, she says, de-cathetic. And like you, I had never heard of this word and she spells it out for me and I write it down and say I'm going to stick that in the blog when I have a chance.
The Nero Wolfe books have a grand old time with Wolfe's massive vocabulary. There's always a scene where the great detective uses an obscure word that befuddles his long suffering assistant, driving Archie to a dictionary.