My daughter is still enjoying the Word of the Day game. I think her favorite word so far is gesticulate. Last night, she was telling her Daddy the meaning and spelling of the words she has learned. When she got to gesticulate, she started gesticulating wildly and said, “It’s like, you know, you move your hands around like crazy when you’re excited about something. It’s like what I’m doing right now.” Then she giggled.
It’s funny though. She remembers the definition of all the words, but diaphanous is not that clear to her. 🙂
il·lus·tri·ous adjective \i-ˈləs-trē-əs\: admired and respected very much because a lot was achieved. 1 notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions : eminent. 2 archaic a: shining brightly with light. b: clearly evident.
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
The Word of the Day started with this.
Definitions from www.merriam-webster.com