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luminary
(n)
LOO-mi-nair-ee
Meaning

a celebrity; prominent person

1st Sample Sentence

Every year on the first day of classes, the university invites some intellectual luminary to give a lecture to the first-year students.

Root

lumen luminis (light) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Luminary sounds like luminous (under light). So, a celebrity who is in the limelight inspiring others.

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