A sentence that teaches a new vocabulary word should always be pellucid, that is, its style and meaning should be easily understandable so that you can derive the definition from the sentence.

You may have heard the word lucid, which means clear. Both lucid and pellucid derive from a Latin word that means "to shine through." Pellucid water is clear, a pellucid sky is a particularly intense shade of blue, pellucid prose is writing that's easy to understand, and pellucid singing is clear and light in tone.

Definitions of pellucid
  1. adjective
    transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    “a pellucid brook”
    synonyms: crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, lucid, transparent
    allowing light to pass through
  2. adjective
    (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    pellucid prose”
    synonyms: crystal clear, limpid, lucid, luculent, perspicuous
    readily apparent to the mind
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