Definitions: (1) making clear what is obscure; elucidating; (2) serving as an honorable example

Derivation: Latin, “clear, bright, lustrous”

Compatible Quality: artistic

• Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. — Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) English anthropologist
• The Resurrection miracle is nothing to you and me if it is only an event of eighteen centuries bygone. Unless we can live the immortal life – unless we can receive God to his own home in these hearts of ours – the texts are nothing to us unless these daily lives illustrate them. — Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) American author