An anecdote is a short account of an interesting or amusing incident, often intended to illustrate some point.
An antidote is something used to counteract the effects of a poison or other undesirable element.
- Anecdotes abound on the benefits of pets on human health.
- "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." (Adam Smith)
(a) "Concentration is a fine _____ to anxiety." (Jack Nicklaus)
(b) The speaker told an _____ about President Franklin Roosevelt getting marooned in the White House in his wheelchair.