Lucubration - #494


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Jan 27 2019 12

Today’s word of the day is lucubration. It’s spelled L-U-C-U-B-R-A-T-I-O-N. Lucubration is a noun that means laborious or intensive study.


The Latin word Lucubro (loo COO bro) means ‘to study by lamplight or candle light.’ Although our word of the day’s meaning has broadened since its original definition, the image of someone intently studying in the late night hours is a good one to help understand lucubration’s best usage. 


It took weeks of lucubration to devise the perfect plan, but I think we’ve finally gotten it. It feels to great to have such hard work pay off.


Once again, lucubration is spelled L-U-C-U-B-R-A-T-I-O-N.