decathect \dee-kuh-THEKT\, verb:
- To withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss: He decathected from her in order to cope with her impending death.
Decathect originates from a combination of the Latin prefix de- implying an undoing or removal, and the Greek term kathek meaning "to keep, hold on to." It was originally used by Freud in the 1930s.
last minute helper
- That person whom shows up AFTER everything else is done and offers to do something AFTER everything is already finished.
The last minute helper showed up as usual knowing they were not going to really have to do anything.Trivia
What three film stars wore fake noses in their Oscar-winning lead performances?
- Nicole Kidman, as writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002); Lee Marvin, as Kid Shelleen’s twin brother Tim Strawn (aka Silvernose) in Cat Ballou (1965); and Jose Ferrer, as the title character in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950).
- McDonald Islands: uninhabited, barren, volcanic islands were discovered in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica (1854)
- appendectomy: the first such surgical removal of the appendix was performed in Iowa (1885)
- Great Society: President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined his domestic policies in his State of the Union address; he aimed to "end poverty and racial injustice" (1965)
- Nancy Pelosi: became the US's first female Speaker of the House (2007)
- Jakob Grimm 1785
- Louis Braille 1809
- Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton 1838
- Augusta John 1878
- Sterling Holloway 1905
- Jane Wyman 1914
- Barbara Rush 1927
- Don Shula (NFL) 1930
- Ray Starling 1933
- Jean Chretien 1934
- Floyd Patterson 1935
- Dyan Cannon 1937
- Kathy Forrester (The Forrester Sisters) 1955
- Bernard Sumner (New Order) 1956
- Denise Matthews 1959 (aka VANITY)
- Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) 1960
- Patrick Cassidy 1961
- Dave Foley 1963
- Julia Ormond 1965
- Deana Carter 1966
- Benjamin Darvill (Crash Test Dummies) 1967
- Jeremy Licht 1971