Todays Word: refulgent

Word: refulgent

PRONUNCIATION:

(ri-FUHL-juhnt) 

MEANING:

adjective: Shining brilliantly. 

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin refulgere (to radiate light, to reflect), from re- (back) + 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: before 1500. 

USAGE:

“Michael slowly walked into the water yesterday, his board tucked under his arm and his sun-kissed blond hair refulgent even in the dull light.”
Mark Bode; Surf Tribute Farewells a Great Dad; The Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia); May 9, 2011. 

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One thought on “Todays Word: refulgent

  1. rachel November 14, 2011 / 9:51 AM

    congratz :) finally reached above 1 lakh visitors .God Bless u always

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