Monday, December 10, 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.

hal-cy-on

Adjective: tranquil, happy, idyllic.

pin-ion

Transitive verb: to disable or impede by binding the arms of; to confine or shackle.

min-ion

Noun: a subordinant official or deputy; a favorite, especially one who is a fawning, servile follower, often a term of contempt.

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.

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