Adjective: plain to the understanding especially because of clarity and precision of presentation
Up until now, the words I’ve posted have been favorites of mine, things I’ve thought of off-hand and thought would be wonderful to share with the world. Then there’s this word. I’m not gonna lie, when I first read this word (in the adverbial form) in Momma Be Thy Name’s recently Fresh-Pressed post, my first thought was that it was a snarky intentional mis-writing of “suspiciously”–but I wasn’t sure. So I looked it up.
And hey, look at that! Perspicuous! It’s a thing! And quite a cool one, too. It’s like obvious or clear-cut or transparent. Only way more impressive sounding. Try these on for size:
No matter how hard she tried to hide it, it was perspicuous to all those watching that my niece had peed her pants.
Even with 5 years of language training, written Chinese has never become perspicuous to me.
And, in the apparent interest of having a new linguistic origin for each posting, this word comes from the 15th century, from the Latin perspicuus, meaning transparent or clear, and sharing a root perspicere with the word perspective.
I’ve never been gladder to get a new perspective on a faux suspicious. It’s so perspicuous to me now!