Word of the Day: Elucidate and Elucidation


e-lu-ci-date / ēˈlo͞osəˌdāt


1. to explain; make something clear
Friendship is definitely the most difficult detail on the globe to elucidate.
Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

e-lu-ci-da-tion / əˌlo͞osəˈdāSH(ə)n
1. an explanation that fully clarifies
Never should an unfamiliar word be passed over without elucidation, for, with a little conscientious research, we may each day add to our conquests in the realm of philology and become more and more ready for graceful independent expression.
H. P. Lovecraft, 1890-1937