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This week's theme: words made using combining forms.
noctilucent (nok-tuh-LOO-suhnt) adjective
Shining at night.
[From Latin nocti- (night) + lucent (shining).]
The term is often used of clouds that are luminous at night.
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The noctilucent paint is powerful enough to light up the entire 20-ft
diameter of the pandal* without any light bulbs."
If someone does something we disapprove of, we regard him as bad if we believe we can deter him from persisting in his conduct, but we regard him as mad if we believe we cannot. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (b. 1920)