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March 23, 2008
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Sunday, 23rd March 2008 : Today's Word is ...

Lustrous




( Adjective )



Pronunciation : lϊst-ress


Definition:



1. Having a sheen or glow

2. Gleaming with or as if with brilliant light

3. Made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing

4. Brilliant


Etymology:


Origin: 1515–25 - MF lustre - It lustro, derivative of lustrare to polish, purify - Latin lūstrāre to purify ceremonially, derivative of lūstrum


Synonyms:


bright, burnished, dazzling, effulgent, fulgent, glace, gleaming, glinting, glistening, glorious, glowing, incandescent, lambent, lucent, luminous, polished, radiant, refulgent, shimmering, shining, shiny, sparkling, splendid, waxy


Antonyms:


black, dark, dim, dreary, dull, gloomy, matte, unshiny


Contextual Examples:


• He selected a fine, big pumpkin - one with a lustrous, orange-red color - and began carving it.

• Set a lustrous example for others to follow.

• she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves.


Related Words:


• luster (or) lustre : Noun

• lustrousness : Noun

• lustrously : Adjective


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