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Postby bailey36 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:59 pm

tran·spic·u·ous (trn-spky-s)
Easily understood or seen through: transpicuous motives.
[From New Latin trnspicuus, from Latin trnspicere, to see through : trns-, trans- + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

While she smiled and spoke sweetly, pretending no interest somehow her motives were transpicuous as she watched the cookie jar.

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Postby Slava » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:34 pm

OOPS, while an interesting word, you have transcribed the p and the c in the Subject line.

A word worthy of the venerable Grogie, I do say.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:37 pm

How different from transparent?

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Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:48 pm

Transpicuous seems to be a better word than transparent to describe non-literal transparency. I will use it henceforth and relegate transparent to the literal, as in transparent glass.
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