lucubrate
[ loo-kyoo-breyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; from Latin lucubrat- "(having) worked by lamplight," from the verb lucubrare
Synonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • cram burn the midnight oil grind
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • neglect disregard
Definition
1. to write learnedly
2. to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night and by lamplight
Examples
1. A) She could lucubrate about the law in a way few others could. B) Part of his studies was to lucubrate on biology so he could become a science writer.
2. A) She would often lucubrate to prepare for class so she could have the day with her friends. B) Although he didn't want to lucubrate, he hadn't absorbed any of the material and felt he had no choice.
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