Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,
Kimberly
kimberly_a

  • Mood:

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.
Tags: buffy, language, spike
Subscribe

  • Random Misc.

    We got a Christmas tree! I haven't had a tree since I lived at home, before I left for college. I.e., nearly 30 years ago. I'm enjoying it…

  • She likes to explore

    Window guys were here from 10-4 today, banging and drilling and making a non-stop utter unholy ruckus. It was jangling my nerves the entire day,…

  • Misc.

    Hung out with Crystal for a few hours this morning/afternoon & that was nice. We worked on a big puzzle on her coffee table (she almost always has a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments