In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

A Bachelor's Story

The Key Root for this column: Latin solver, solvo, "to loosen, relax, solve," solutus, "loose or unchained,"

Minor Roots: Thrall, Anglo Saxon, "slave."

Words and Phrases List

Absolute, absolution, absolve, assoil, dissolve, dissolution, resolve, resolute, resolution, soluble, solute, solution, solvable, solvability, solve, solvent, solver, enthrall, enthralling

Foot loose, fancy free, tie the knot, lock, wedlock, deadlock

Thoughts for Today

  1. What's so good about being single and footloose and fancy free?
  2. Is there any downside to it?
  3. What's deadlocked in your life?
  4. What things do you consider to be a lock?
  5. Ropes and locks? Why do people associate images such as these with making a commitment to another person?