NaNoWriMo – Word of the Day Challenge 26

NaNoWriMo word challenge
Hello writers, readers and all around wonderful people!
Today’s post is a little late, I spent the day shopping for winter clothes in preparation for my Christmas and New Year trip to New York! What are you guys doing for Christmas? Have you ever been to New York at Christmas? Have any tips for me?

 

My Blogmas is shaping up to be pretty epic! I have some guest posts and author interviews lined up, which I’m so excited to share with you. I even made a tag, which I’ve never done before, so I’m pretty excited about that too.
I also have a million and one books to read and review so at some point I need to get on that hah.
Also if you want to win an exclusive copy of Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas then check out my giveaway! 
Now onto the word of the day, I like this one a lot!

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Word of the Day : November 26, 2017

illustrious

adjective ih-LUSS-tree-us

 

Definition
 
: notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions : eminent

Did You Know?

Illustrious people seem to light up everything around them. The etymology of illustriousmakes it clear that a shining glow (both literal and figurative) has long been associated with the word. Illustrious derives from the Latin illustris, which was probably a back-formation of the verb illustrare (“to illustrate”), which in turn comes from lustrare, meaning “to purify” or “to make bright,” and which is related to the Latin noun lustrum that gave us luster. At one time, illustrious was used in the literal sense of “shining brightly with light,” but that meaning is now considered archaic. The word is today almost exclusively used in its figurative application to describe something that stands out brilliantly, much like a bright star stands out in the sky.

Examples

During the ceremony, the illustrious star of stage and screen was presented with a lifetime achievement award.

“For the first time, WWE’s illustrious father-daughter duo ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair and Charlotte come together to tell their legendary story through their autobiography Second Nature….” — Jim Varsallone, The Miami Herald, 26 Sept. 2017

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