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Word: Refulgent

Refulgent (Adjective)

Sentence with Context:

The cool grey buildings, although cosmopolitan, are also redolent of a kind of mental drudgery, which gets relieved and dramatised in just the right measure by the refulgent yellow windows at the top. This in turn reflects Gladwell’s vision of the illuminating potential of “thinking without thinking”.

Source: www.theguardian.com

I was shocked by the way his cancer had ravaged his face – contrary to reports last week, it wasn’t his leukaemia that killed him, but a metastatic squamous cell carcinoma; in other words, it was the Australian sunshine he absorbed in his youth that did for him in the end – but his eyes were refulgent, and he was so full of grace, and so intact in every other way.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Over the last month, however, Fred has finally started showing the quality that persuaded United to spend £52m on him last year. He and Scott McTominay form a midfield partnership of formerly maligned players who have become more than useful. They, along with Marcus Rashford’s refulgent form and the fact that United now relish being underdogs, are reasons why City might not annihilate Saturday’s visitors to the Etihad.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Shining very brightly

Synonyms

Radiant, Glad, Effulgent, Beaming, Bright, Brilliant, Resplendent, Luminous

Antonyms

Dull, Drab, Dreary, Lackluster, Faded, Muted

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Refulgent” rhymes with “Detergent“. Imagine yourself cleaning a dirty utensil with detergent to make it refulgent – shine brightly!

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