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Monday, May 22, 2006

Words for the Week: legend and luminary

Who would you name the top three legends andthe top three luminaries in our time?

leg·end n.
*An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.
-A body or collection of such stories.
-A romanticized or popularized myth of modern times.
*One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame.
*An inscription or a title on an object, such as a coin.
*An explanatory caption accompanying an illustration.
*An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.

lu·mi·nar·y n. pl. lu·mi·nar·ies
*An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
*A person who is an inspiration to others.
*A person who has achieved eminence in a specific field.

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