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Word of the Day: Luminous

Sep 20, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

lu-mi-nous / ˈlü-mə-nəs
1.      brightly shining
You have been called to be who you are – the whole luminous light.
Debbie Ford, 1955-2013
2.      well-lit
At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.
Norman Maclean, 1902-1990
3.      intellectually enlightening
There are some works so luminous…so powerful that they give us strength and force us to new understandings.
Hervé Le Tellier, 1957-
4.      clear; easily understood
A novel is not a summary of its plot but a collection of instances, of luminous specific details that take us in the direction of the unsaid and unseen.
Charles Baxter, 1947-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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