Words at Play : Top 10 Spelling Bee Winning Words

#7: Elucubrate

Spelled By:

Jacques Bailly, 1980

Used in a Sentence:

"To complete his studies, the young Abraham Lincoln famously had no choice but to elucubrate at night in his family's log cabin."

About the Word:

Pronunciation: \ee-LOO-kyuh-brayt\

The Latin elucubrare meant "to compose by lamplight." The discipline required of that activity helped elucubrate develop the sense "to work out or express by studious effort."

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