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rutilant - Word of the Day - Mon Dec 5, 2022


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rutilant - (adj) - having a reddish glow

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The volcanic eruption gave the sky a distinct rutilant look for those still alive to see it.

 

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I woman with a ruddy complexion might exude a rutilant glow upon learning she is pregnant and about to have her first child.  

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This derives from the Latin chain of rutilus (reddis h) -  rutiare - rutilans.

It has been used by James Joyce, Anais Nin, and Vladimir Nabokov.

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8 hours ago, JamesSavik said:

When Santa drinks too much, his nose acquires a rutilant glow.

Santa should put himself at the top of his Naughty list. Just saying…

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1 hour ago, Reader1810 said:

Santa should put himself at the top of his Naughty list. Just saying…

I think James found a wino in a Santa suit like the guy from A Miracle on 34th Street.

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1 hour ago, drpaladin said:

I think James found a wino in a Santa suit like the guy from A Miracle on 34th Street.

That's Billy Bob Thornton as Bad Santa.

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I did enjoy the sarcasm in the quote, Myr :P

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The volcanic eruption gave the sky a distinct rutilant look for those still alive to see it

 

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