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Jan 10, 2013
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Miscellaneous words

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cogent
praxis
conterminous
aurorean
cenobite

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aurorean

PRONUNCIATION:
(o-ROR-ee-uhn, o-ROHR-)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or belonging to the dawn.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin aurora (dawn, goddess of the dawn). Earliest documented use: 1820.

USAGE:
"The moon shone resplendently above us -- its splendid aureola seemed suffused with stolen aurorean light."
Pietros Maneos; The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos; Aesthete Press; 2012.

See more usage examples of aurorean in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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