RESPLENDENT, Adj. Like A Simple American Citizen Beduking Himself In His Lodge, Or Affirming His Consequence In The Scheme Of Things As An Elemental Unit Of A Parade.

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RESPLENDENT, adj. Like a simple American citizen beduking himself in
his lodge, or affirming his consequence in the Scheme of Things as an
elemental unit of a parade.

The Knights of Dominion were so resplendent in their velvet-
and-gold that their masters would hardly have known them.
"Chronicles of the Classes"
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"