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


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 […]

FAVORITE: a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference

A month ago I wrote a post for this blog around the word best.   In it I pointed out that the superlative word for good is relative, depending upon the context. Similarly, I find myself in a situation in which I am faced with the word favorite.   Today is the day on which my writing […]