Saturday, June 6, 2015


Pellucid is a Latinate word meaning clear, transparent that is used in both the literal sense and the figurative one.

In the literal sense it is used in phrases like pellucid sky and pellucid water. Since these adjectives are about the absence of color or interference, they are difficult to infer from context.
...the cacti were highlighted against the pellucid sky.
In the figurative sense, pellucid and lucid are synonyms, both sharing the same Latin roots.

Literally lucid implies light, shining, while pellucid implies that light can pass through.

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