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February 02, 2008
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Saturday, 2nd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Lucid



( Adjective )



Pronunciation : lssid


1. rational, and mentally clear, especially only for a period between episodes of delirium or psychosis

2. clear and easily understood

3. emitting light

4. shining or bright

5. Admitting light so that objects beyond can be seen


Etymology:


Late 16th century - Latin lucidus - lucere - to shine - luc - light


Synonyms:


apprehensible, clear, clear-cut, comprehendible, comprehensible, crystal clear, distinct, evident, explicit, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, limpid, luminous, pellucid, plain, translucent, transparent, transpicuous, unambiguous, unblurred, understandable

NOTE:

Loquacious means very talkative or full of trivial conversation.

Articulate means expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language.


Translucent means light passes through but without clarity.

Transparent means light passes through with clarity.


Simple means plain, uncomplicated.

Simplistic means characterized by a forced, unwarranted simplicity.


Oblivious means lacking all memory or lacking active conscious awareness or knowledge.

Obvious means easily perceived or understood.


Implicit means implied though not directly expressed.

Explicit means precisely and clearly expressed.


Antonyms:


cloudy, dark, gloomy, muddled, murky, shadowy, confusing, foggy, unclear, confused, puzzled, unreasonable, ambiguous, clouded, obscure, vague


Contextual Examples:


He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.

What I've seen would have made YOU so. But it has only made me more lucid, made me get hold of still other things.

Only Balan gave us a lucid record of what happened in New York.


Related Words:



lucidity : Noun

lucidness: Noun

lucidly: Adverb


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