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These ROOT-WORDS are LUC, LUM, LUN & LUS. They come from the Latin lux, lucis & lumen. All mean LIGHT. LUMinary, to bring light to the eye. eLUCidate to bring light to the mind. Both bring brightness. This is a beautiful ROOT. No. 15, eLUCubrate, pictures a hard worker, perhaps an Abraham Lincoln, who keeps on working after the sun goes down, keeps toiling by candle light, to get the education which he needs.1. Lucent : LUC ent (lus’ ent) adj.Giving light; shining2. Lucid : LUC id (lue’ sid) adj.Clear; bright; filled with light3. Luculent : LUC ulent (lue’ kyu lent) adj.Lucid; clear; evident4. Luna : LUN a (lue’ na) n.The moon goddess5. Lunambulism : LUN ambulism (lue nam’ bu liz um) n.Sleepwalking induced by the moon6. Lumen : LUM en (lue’ men) n.A unity of light7. Luminary : LUM inary (lue’ mi nar ee) n.A heavenly body; someone who shines in his profession8. Luminescence : LUM inescence (lue mi nes’ ens) n.Brightness, incandescence9. Luminescent : LUM inescent (lue mi nes’ ent) adj.Used in the production of luminescence10. Luminiferous : LUM iniferous (lue mi nif’ e rus) adj.
11. Luminosity : LUM inosity (lue mi nos’ it ee) n.The quality of being light12. Luminous : LUM inous (lue’ mi nus) adj.Full of light; brilliant; lustrous13. Luster : LUS ter (lus’ ter) n.Sparkle; gloss; glaze14. Elucidate : e LUC idate (e lue’ si date) v.Bring into the light; make clear; explain15. Elucubrate : e LUC ubrate (e lue’ kue brate) v.Express with great effort; work h16. Illuminate : il LUM inate (il ue’ mi nate) v.Bring in light; light up; make bright17. Translucent : trans LUC ent (tranz luse’ ent) adj.Letting light come through18. Pellucid : pell LUC id (pe lue’ sid) adj.Easy to fathom or understand; allowing light through19. Luminaire : LUM inaire (lue’ mi nare) n.A lighting unit with all equipment and accessories20. Lunatic : LUN atic (lue’ na tik) adj.Moonstruck; insane


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