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Nov 25, 2016
This week’s theme
Don’t judge a word by its sound

This week’s words
pulchritude
degustation
bucolic
puissant
crepuscular

Ocelot
Ocelot, a crepuscular animal

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Onomatopoeic words
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crepuscular

PRONUNCIATION:
(kri-PUHS-kyuh-luhr)

MEANING:
adjective
1. Relating to or resembling twilight: dim.
2. Active or occurring in twilight, as certain animals.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin crepusculum (twilight), from creper (dusky, obscure). Earliest documented use: 1668.

USAGE:
“The crepuscular sky was dim and there were still nocturnal insects flying about.”
Christopher James Dubey; Assignment Yggdrasil; Andrews; 2013.

See more usage examples of crepuscular in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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