Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday (because I lost track of time) Word: Crepuscular & Crepuscule

crepuscular |krəˈpəskyələr|adjectiveof, resembling, or relating to twilight.• Zoology (of an animal) appearing or active in twilight.ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin crepusculum‘twilight’ -ar .

crepuscule |kriˈpəsˌkyoōl|nounthe period of partial darkness at the beginning or end of the day; twilight.

I acquired this word watching a nature documentary about deer on PBS. Apparently, deer are crepuscular. I also learned that the "deer in the headlight" phenomena has nothing to do with fear. Instead, their brains get so overloaded with information, they simply can't decide what to do.


  1. A word I know, but haven't ever used in conversation. :D

    1. It's kinda hard. Imagine watching sunset with your hubby, turning to him and saying "What a beautiful crapuscule!" :P