Hmmm – it’s been 2 weeks since my last WOTD, my Apple logies. 🙂
Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.
I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.
So, today’s word is: Relucent.(Adjective).
Meaning shining or bright, as from a reflected light moreso than from it’s own emission. Reflective brilliance.
From the latin re + lucere: to shine again or shine out of.
Eg 1: The full moon was magnificently relucent in the dark night sky, yet without the hidden Sun it would have been as a cold, dark rock indistinguishable from the blackness of space.
Eg 2: Any glory Josiah laid claim to in the field of engineering was largely relucent of his brother’s magnificence before him.