Friday, 18 May 2012

Entry: candent (adj.)

In context: "This is mostly for certification reasons, plus all but one of the prorectors are low-level touring professionals, with low-level professional tennis players in general being not exactly the most candent stars in the intellectual Orion."

Definition: 1. At a white heat; glowing with heat.

Other: Great word!  If I was a bit less nice and taught older students, I might be tempted to use much the same remark, if just once.

SNOOT score: 4
 
Page:  306

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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