April 21st, 2021

Hawaii::Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Word of the Day 04/21/21 Placebo

Placebo (noun)
placebo [ pluh-see-boh for 1; plah-chey-boh for 2 ]


noun, plural pla·ce·bos, pla·ce·boes.
1. Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology.
a. a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine.
b. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically active preparation.

Compare nocebo (def. 1).

2. Roman Catholic Church. the vespers of the office for the dead: so called from the initial word of the first antiphon, taken from Psalm 114:9 of the Vulgate.

See synonyms for placebo on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1175–1225 for def. 2; 1775–85 for def. 1; Middle English
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<b>Placebo</b> <i>(noun)
placebo [ pluh-see-boh for 1; plah-chey-boh for 2 ]</i>

<b>noun, <i>plural pla·ce·bos, pla·ce·boes.</b></i>
1. <i>Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology.</i>
a. a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine.
b. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically active preparation.

Compare <a href="https://www.dictionary.com/browse/nocebo" target="_blank">nocebo (def. 1)</a>.

2. <i>Roman Catholic Church.</i> the vespers of the office for the dead: so called from the initial word of the first antiphon, taken from Psalm 114:9 of the Vulgate.

<i><a href="https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/placebo" target="_blank">See synonyms for placebo on Thesaurus.com</a></i>

<b>Origin:</b> 1175–1225 for def. 2; 1775–85 for def. 1; Middle English <Latin placēbō “I shall be pleasing, acceptable”

Now <b>YOU</b> come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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A to Z Challenge

Here’s the rules:
1) 100 words or 1 graphic for each letter of the alphabet.

It’s that easy.
And perk – It’s the alphabet you know what’s coming if you want to get ahead of it. There is no need for your work to all connect. There is no need for them to be in order.

Like the Numbers challenge, if you are stuck or would like a random word to use, poke me and I will provide.

Now everyone give me a

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Daily Count reminder

How is the writing thing going for you? Any bumps or hiccups in remembering the days you're accountable for?

If not, great! If so, that's still great! We're going to help you with that!

Here are the next 7 people for the month! Let's cheer them on to get those words!!

TH 22 – cmk418
FR 23 – backrose_17
SA 24 – simplyn2deep

SU 25 – candream
MO 26 – flipflop_diva
TU 27 – skargasm
WE 28 – bizarra


Happy continued writing!
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Daily Count Challenge to CMK418

Finally started writing again on my wipbigbang project and wrote just under 2000 words. I also made a banner for it, although I know they do assign you an artist - I guess I've just got used to writing that way: make a banner to help the story emerge in my head.

Not been feeling great (iron count of 5 apparently, which might explain a lot) but I have started iron tablets so maybe in a couple of weeks, I'll be feeling less like a zombie.

Anyway, passing the daily count challenge to cmk418 and hoping your Thursday is full of creativity!