Monday, December 10, 2018

PIERRE’S PERSPICUOUS PROTREPTIC

 

 

Pierre Guesnon

Per-spic-u-ous

Adjective: (Latin: perspicere, to see through) clear in a statement or expression; easily understood.

Pro-trep-tic

Adjective: intended as instructional. Noun: a book, speech, essay, etc., that is protreptic.

ger-i-at-rics

Noun: The branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and problems of old age.

ger-on-tol-ogy

Noun: the study of the process of aging and old age in general.

ger-on-toc-racy

Noun: a state, society, or group governed by old people; government based on rule by old people.

Pierre Guesnon is a retired engineer who founded and ran an engineering company in Boston for many years, until he retired fifteen years ago. Since then, he has lived most of each year on Marco Island. He is married to an Australian, Margaret Guesnon, whom he met in London and married in Sydney. They have two daughters. Pierre has had a lifelong interest in words and language.

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