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A.Word.A.Day--luculent

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luculent (LOO-kyoo-luhnt) adjective

Easily understood; clear or lucid.

[Middle English, shiny, from Latin luculentus, from lux, luc-, light.]

"... prose that manages to be leaden and luculent at the same time ...." Profumo, David, An Amiable Insanity, The Spectator, Nov 20, 1999.

(This week you discover the themes of the words. Each word belongs to one of the previous themes listed in the archives.)

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Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)


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