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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Word of the Day!

What writer worth his salt doesn't love words? The endless array of sounds as they roll off the tongue and the eyes and the cortex. The myriad definitions and the subtle ways those definitions can be bent and combined in order to create levels upon levels of understanding. Words are the alveoli that allow every story to breathe life and to grow and to thrive, and without them...well, there would be no stories, would there? So, in honor of these most humble of literary devices I will dedicate daily an equally humble, but important, slice of DEC to bringing another beautiful, incredible word to center stage.

Today's word:

refulgent [ri-fuhl-juhnt]
shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.