Thunderbolts and Lighting!

Fulgurate: To Emit Vivid Flashes, Like Lightning

… and a bonus discussion of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

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TThe Latin word fulgēre, which means to shine, gives us a number of interesting words built on the ful- root. Among them is fulgurate, which seems to have come into use in the mid-to late 1600s and means to emit vivid flashes of light, like lightning. It can…

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