Adjective: (Latin: perspicere, to see through) clear in a statement or expression; easily understood.
Adjective: intended as instructional. Noun: a book, speech, essay, etc., that is protreptic.
Adjective: related to charity; given in charity; dependent on or supported by charity.
Adjective: prevalent and spreading rapidly among many individuals in a community, said usually of a disease. Noun: an epidemic disease.
Adjective: flushed with red or pink, rosy, ruddy, said of the complexion; highly decorated, showy, ornate, gaudy.
Pierre Guesnon is a retired engineer who founded and ran an engineering company in Boston for many years, until he retired twenty-five 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.