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Today's Word : Luminous
August 18, 2007
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Saturday, 18th August 2007 : Today's Word is...

Luminous



( Adjective )


Pronunciation : (lu'mi-nes)

1. Emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light

2. Full of light

3. Easily comprehended

4. Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts


Etymology:


Middle English, from Old French lumineux, from Latin lūminōsus, from lūmen, lūmin-, light.


Synonyms:


1. Illuminated

2. Intelligent

3. Enlightened

4. Brilliant

5. Incandescent

6. Lustrous

7. Radiant

8. Refulgent

9. Shiny

10. Lucent


Antonyms:


1. unintelligible

2. vague

3. Unclear

4. Obscure

5. Gloomy

6. Dark


Contextual Example:


• The moon was a luminous disk in the cloudy nighttime sky.

• The snow on the ground appeared eerily luminous at night. It seemed to glow.

• The dial on my watch is luminous. It casts a green glow in the dark.


Related Word:


Luminousness : Noun

Luminously : Adverb

Luminosity : Noun


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