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Feb 4, 2014
This week's theme
Words from Harry Potter

This week's words
scud
resplendent
slipstream
heinous
sepulchral
higgledy-piggledy
canker

Gilderoy Lockhart
Prof. Lockhart in resplendent robes

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resplendent

PRONUNCIATION:
(ri-SPLEN-dent)

MEANING:
adjective: Shining; brilliant; radiant; splendid.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin resplendere (to shine brightly), from re- (intensive prefix) + splendere (to shine). Earliest documented use: 1440.

USAGE:
"Gilderoy Lockhart was walking onto the stage, resplendent in robes of deep plum."
J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Bloomsbury; 1998.

See more usage examples of resplendent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it, but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. -Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator and author (1902-1974)

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