karmic_serenity (karmic_serenity) wrote in 1word1day,

effulgence \i-FUL-juhn(t)s\, noun:

The state of being bright and radiant; splendor; brilliance.



From Latin ex, "out of, from" + fulgere, "to shine." The adjective form of the word is effulgent.


The purity of his private character gave effulgence to his public virtues.

-- "Congressman Henry Lee's Eulogy for George Washington" , December 4, 1908

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