Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

el-e-gi-ac

Adjective: of, like, or fit for an elegy; sad, mournful, plaintive.

Horn of Africa

Noun phrase: the easternmost part of northeast Africa, consisting of parts of Ethiopia and Somalia, on the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

dil-a-tory

Adjective: causing or tending to cause delay; meant to gain time, defer action, etc.; inclined to delay, slow or late in doing things.

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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