So, I was reading one of the many biographies on John Adams this past weekend when I came across the word "plenipotentiary." What a cool word! I will admit that I didn't know right away what this word actually meant. But with the help of a friend (who teaches English), we soon figured out that the word must mean something like "full powers." Anyway, in case you did not already know this, one of John Adams' many official titles was Plenipotentiary Minister to Great Britain.
Well, I'd better get to work. I will post more about the book another time.