|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Admitting the maximum passage of light.
2. Clear; easy to understand.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin pellucidus, from perlucere (to shine through), from per- (through) + lucere (to shine). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leuk- (light) that is also the source of other words such as lunar, lunatic, light, lucubrate, lightning, lucid, illuminate, illustrate, translucent, lux, and lynx.
USAGE:"Their [Dorothy Wordsworth's journals'] style, at times pellucid, at times opaque, lies somewhere between the rapture of a love letter and the portentousness of a thriller."
Frances Wilson; The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2008.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Nothing which does not transport is poetry. The lyre is a winged instrument. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)
Contribute | Advertise
© 2014 Wordsmith