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Abstruse vs. Lucid

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Abstruseadjective

Difficult to comprehend or understand.

Lucidadjective

clear; easily understood

Abstruseadjective

(obsolete) Concealed or hidden out of the way; secret.

Lucidadjective

mentally rational; sane

Abstruseadjective

Concealed or hidden out of the way.

‘The eternal eye whose sight discernsAbstrusest thoughts.’;

Lucidadjective

bright, luminous, translucent or transparent

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Abstruseadjective

Remote from apprehension; difficult to be comprehended or understood; recondite; as, abstruse learning.

‘Profound and abstruse topics.’;

Lucidnoun

A lucid dream.

Abstruseadjective

difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge;

‘the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them’; ‘a deep metaphysical theory’; ‘some recondite problem in historiography’;

Lucidadjective

Shining; bright; resplendent; as, the lucid orbs of heaven.

‘Lucid, like a glowworm.’; ‘A court compact of lucid marbles.’;

Abstruseadjective

difficult to understand; obscure

‘an abstruse philosophical inquiry’;

Lucidadjective

Clear; transparent.

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Lucidadjective

Presenting a clear view; easily understood; clear.

‘A lucid and interesting abstract of the debate.’;

Lucidadjective

Bright with the radiance of intellect; not darkened or confused by delirium or madness; marked by the regular operations of reason; as, a lucid interval.

Lucidadjective

(of language) transparently clear; easily understandable;

‘writes in a limpid style’; ‘lucid directions’; ‘a luculent oration’; ‘pellucid prose’; ‘a crystal clear explanation’; ‘a perspicuous argument’;

Lucidadjective

having a clear mind;

‘a lucid moment in his madness’;

Lucidadjective

capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner;

‘a lucid thinker’; ‘she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident’;

Lucidadjective

transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity;

‘the cold crystalline water of melted snow’; ‘crystal clear skies’; ‘could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool’; ‘lucid air’; ‘a pellucid brook’; ‘transparent cristal’;

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Lucidadjective

expressed clearly; easy to understand

‘write in a clear and lucid style’; ‘a lucid account’;

Lucidadjective

showing or having the ability to think clearly, especially in intervals between periods of confusion or insanity

‘he has a few lucid moments every now and then’;

Lucidadjective

(of a dream) experienced with the dreamer feeling awake, aware of dreaming, and able to control events consciously.

Lucidadjective

bright or luminous

‘birds dipped their wings in the lucid flow of air’;

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