Let There Be Light: Lum and Luc – 10 Words

elucidate

make clear and comprehensible

The style of teaching was Socratic in nature; ideas and theories were elucidated through the leaders asking and answering questions.Long Walk to Freedom
illuminate

make lighter or brighter

Darkened glass cases are suddenly illuminated from within, revealing their contents.Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
illumination

the quality of providing light

When he woke up again, it was dark, the only illumination coming from a single candle.The Dead and the Gone
lucid

transparently clear; easily understandable

The e-mail recounting all this was lucid, clearly written, apologetic.The New Yorker (Jun 9, 2017)
luminary

a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

Bollywood luminaries carry huge cultural weight in India, where the top stars are revered as demi-gods.Los Angeles Times (Oct 22, 2016)
luminescence

the emission of light without heat

That change in luminescence indicates that a planet is passing in front of the star.Time (Apr 14, 2011)
luminescent

emitting light not caused by heat

The walls glowed with luminescent mosses—green, red, and purple.The Son of Neptune
luminous

softly bright or radiant

A soft evening light shone over them from the stars and the luminous double moons of Mars.The Martian Chronicles
pellucid

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity

I came for the water – the pellucid Mediterranean, alternating between shades of blue and green.New York Times (Jul 12, 2012)
translucent

allowing light to pass through diffusely

Carlton was a frail man in his late eighties, with skin so pale it looked almost translucent.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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