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transpicuous (tran-SPIK-yoo-uhs) adjective

Easily understood or seen through.

[From New Latin transpicuus, from Latin transpicere, to see through : trans-, + specere, to look at.]

"`I slept there last night in the clear, transpicuous air and awoke to the music of a thousand linnets and blackbirds in the evergreen oaks,' (Daniel M.) Berry wrote. `It was the sweetest sleep of years.'" The official Pasadena visitors guide, Los Angeles Magazine, Jun 94.

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True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington (1732-1799)


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