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A.Word.A.Day--lucent

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This week's theme: what does that company name mean?

lucent (LOO-suhnt) adjective

1. Luminous; shining.

2. Translucent; clear.

[From Latin lucent, from lucere (to shine). Other words derived from the same root are elucidate, lucid, and translucent.]

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

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Now I am nestling on the sofa, antique crystal glass in one hand, elegant bottle of lucent amber in the other." Victoria Moore; Sweet Surrender; New Statesman (London); Dec 18, 1998.

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He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. -Horace, poet and satirist (65-8 BCE)

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