Friday, March 23, 2018



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: tranquil, happy, idyllic.


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


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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