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Good news! We have updated our writing tools. Writing Tips and The Canadian Style have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. Within a few weeks, Writing Tips will no longer be available.

To begin your search, go to the alphabetical index below and click on the first letter of the word you are searching for.

lustre, luster

Canadians favour the ending re for lustre and lustreless, while Americans prefer the spellings luster and lusterless.

  • Donald polished his antique furniture with oil to bring out the lustre.
  • The doctor noted the patient’s pallor and lustreless hair.