“The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.”
Robert A. Heinlein
Monday, April 20, 2009
word a day#10
perspicuous |pərˈspikyoōwəs|adjectiveformal(of an account or representation) clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid : it provides simpler and more perspicuous explanations than its rivals.• (of a person) able to give an account or express an idea clearly.DERIVATIVESperspicuity |ˌpərspiˈkyoōitē| |ˈpərspəˈkjuədi| |-ˈkjuːɪti| nounperspicuously |pərˈspɪkjəwəsli| adverbORIGIN late 15th cent. (in the sense [transparent] ): from Latin perspicuus ‘transparent, clear’ (from the verb perspicere ‘look at closely’ ) + -ous .