Color, light and opaque

diaphanous
(adj)
die-AF-ǝ-nǝs
Meaning

sheer; transparent

1st Sample Sentence

These diaphanous curtains let in the light but prevent people from seeing through the windows.

Root

dia (through)#phainein (to show, bring to light) (Greek)

Synonyms

diaphanous, limpid, lucid, pellucid

Antonyms

nebulous, opaque, turbid

Mnemonics

diaphanous- dia (mirza)'s phans (fans) like to see her in transperent clothes dia- circular phan - fan When fan circulates it is transparent (i. e) we can see tru the wings of the fan Think of the clear cellophane plastic wrap, which is clear. PHANE, meaning clear, is the same root that is found in diaphanous. Dia+phanous sounds like famous. Famous celebrities usually portray themselves 'Transparent' i.e. wat they appear 2 outside world they actually are the same inside!

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