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SBTT Word Of The Week - Apr.05.09Views: 824
Apr 05, 2009 9:48 pmSBTT Word Of The Week - Apr.05.09#

Tim Southernwood
Hey Everyone,

Here's your word of the week!


pellucid

PRONUNCIATION:
(puh-LOO-sid)

MEANING:
1. (adj) crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent
transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
"the cold crystalline water of melted snow"; "crystal clear skies"; "could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool"; "lucid air"; "a pellucid brook"; "transparent crystal"

2. (adj) limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous
(of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
"writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"


1. (adj) crystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, transparent
- transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
Synonyms: vapourous, sheer, cobwebby, pellucid, crystal clear, diaphanous, lucid, logical, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, limpid, filmy, crystalline, guileless, luculent, coherent, gauze-like, transparent, gauzy, perspicuous, liquid

2. (adj) limpid, lucid, luculent, pellucid, crystal clear, perspicuous
- (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
Synonyms: crystal clear, coherent, liquid, lucid, logical, limpid, pellucid, luculent, transparent, perspicuous, crystalline

Antonyms: Opaque; Turbid; Muddy; Roiled; Dark; Obscure; Impure; Cloudy; Vague; Unintelligible; Incomprehensible.



ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin pellucidus, from perlucere (to shine through), from per- (through) + lucere (to shine). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leuk- (light) that is also the source of other words such as lunar, lunatic, light, lucubrate, lightning, lucid, illuminate, illustrate, translucent, lux, and lynx.

USAGE:
"Their [Dorothy Wordsworth's journals'] style, at times pellucid, at times opaque, lies somewhere between the rapture of a love letter and the portentousness of a thriller."
Frances Wilson; The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 200


Best regards,

Tim Southernwood
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