SCLEROTIC [skli-ROT-ik]: hardened, blocking

sclerotic

Most of us are familiar with the term sclerosis as it is used in the medical sense.  It refers to organs which harden and become less effective or even ineffective.  There are various causes for such conditions, and most of the results are damaging and of a serious nature. Sclerosis is a word which comes […]

PRECIPICE: (press’-i-piss) a cliff overhanging a sharp decline

The reality that the government of the United States has driven itself to the edge of a very dangerous cliff has given rise to the use of the word precipice. It means the sharp edge of a cliff overhanging a dangerously steep decline.   The most dramatic image I can conjure up (apart from the photo […]