Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,
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Word of the Day

Ha! I had a bit of a Spike flashback this evening when reading today's word of the day on my friends list. This is for my fellow "Buffy" (or, really, human Spike) fans:

A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

effulgent

PRONUNCIATION:
(i-FUHL-juhnt, i-fool-)

MEANING:
adjective: Shining brilliantly; radiant.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin effulgere (to shine out), from ex- (out) + fulgere (to shine). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhel- (to shine or burn), which is also the source of blaze, blank, blond, bleach, blanket, and flame. Earliest documented use: 1737.

USAGE:
"No other ballet so remorselessly exposes the gulf between effulgent grandeur and mere competence."
Allen Robertson; The Sleeping Beauty; The Times (London, UK); Jul 27, 2007.
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