orectic


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orectic

(ɒˈrɛktɪk)
adj
(Psychiatry) of or relating to the desires
[C18: from Greek orektikos causing desire, from oregein to desire]
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The first four tokens in that which Cryptobontix refers to as their Ingot Family of Tokens is Dignity (DIG, formerly Unity Ingot UNY), Namaste, Orectic, and Honor.
Watt notes that, as with Wordsworth in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads, Conrad's pronouncements are mainly "orectic or conative in nature: orectic because their view of the social effects of literature is a matter of wish rather than fact: conative because they are really talking about what they themselves aspire to bring about through their writing" (80-81).
The bones not only embody memory, but also suggest that the energy of the living child has been transformed into a talisman with orectic power.
And, like the orectic, the terror of allowing our fantasy to not be "true" drives us to force reality into our mold.
He notes modern psychology's use of orexis and orectic to distinguish the affective and conative dimensions of human activity from the cognitive (Eric D'Arcy, Intro.