A Word A Day : Lucid
Saturday, 2nd February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : lssid
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
Late 16th century - Latin lucidus - lucere - to shine - luc - light
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
means very talkative or full of trivial conversation.
means expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language.
means light passes through but without clarity.
means light passes through with clarity.
means plain, uncomplicated.
means characterized by a forced, unwarranted simplicity.
means lacking all memory or lacking active conscious awareness or knowledge.
means easily perceived or understood.
means implied though not directly expressed.
means precisely and clearly expressed.
cloudy, dark, gloomy, muddled, murky, shadowy, confusing, foggy, unclear, confused, puzzled, unreasonable, ambiguous, clouded, obscure, vague
• He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid
• 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.
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