The Closing Word: Fulgent

The Closing Word: FulgentThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (FULL-jent)

shining intensely

From “The word fulgent is a fairly uncommon one, but it’s a perfect way to describe a brilliant or sparkling shine. Sunrise over the ocean can be fulgent, the light reflecting brightly off the water, and a movie star’s glittering diamond jewelry might also be called fulgent. You can also use the word in a figurative way, to describe someone’s dazzling personality. The Latin root is fulgentem, “shining, bright.”

“After Thanksgiving, we started to see fulgent holiday decorations appear on the lawns and eaves of our neighbors’ houses.”


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