Sunday, February 25, 2018

PIERRE’S PERSPICUOUS PROTREPTIC


 

 

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.

e-phem-e-ral

Adjective: short-lived, transitory. Noun: an ephemeral thing; with a plural verb; ephemeral things collectively.

sta-sis

Noun: a state of equilibrium, balance, or stagnancy; a stoppage of the flow of some fluid in the body as of blood.

ver-tig-i-nous

Adjective: of affected by, or causing vertigo; dizzy or dizziness; whirling about, spinning; marked by quick or frequent change; unstable.

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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