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
Source: Oxford English Dictionary