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[word-lover] 【整理】2016-05-27 How to Use a Word

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[Homework]2016-05-27 How to Use a Word

Today's word is aureate, spelled A-U-R-E-A-T-E.

Aureate is a noun that means of a golden color or brilliance. It can also mean marked by grandiloquent and rhetorical style. Here is the word used in a sentence from Pasadena by David Ebershoff.

… the sunlight burned upon his medal, giving him an aureate, convincing - but false - appearance.

Aureate is among several adjectives in English pertaining to gold that derive from the Latin name for the metal, aurum. While its relatives auriferous and auric are more likely to appear in scientific contexts to describe substances containing or made from gold, or Au, to use its chemical symbol, aureate has tended to have a more literary allure since it was first used in English in the early 15th century. Over time, the word's use was extended from golden to resplendent, and it finally lost some of its luster as it came to mean grandiloquent.

I'm Peter Sokolowski with your Word of the Day.

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