In So Many Words

Info-Comics by Larry Paros

On Becoming #1

The Key Root for this column: Latin, quintas, "five" Greek para, "on the side, beside, near"

Minor Roots: Greek, para, "beyond," and agon, "conflict", agos, "leader" Greek akone, "whetstone"

Words and Phrases List

agony, antagonist, antagonistic, parable, parabola, paradigm, paradox,

parody, paralysis, paragraph, paraphrase, paradox, paragon, quintessence,


Thoughts for Today

  1. Name the most special person you know? What makes them so?
  2. Name a quintessential politician, artist, or athlete. Why do they deserve that title?
  3. Do you know anyone who is a "paragon of morality?"
  4. What sets a great person off from all others?
  5. Name a quintessential public person who is also a great human being? Why do they deserve that designation?