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Wednesday, February 11th coruscate Flash on This Word of the Day:
This Latinate verb is doomed to a career of marginal use because it has no sound sense: its sound doesn't suggest anything about its meaning, whereas its homegrown (in English, that is) synonyms, sparkle and flash, seem to call up their meaning more successfully. Points to note: no relation to corrugate, and spelled with only one r.
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