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cynosure

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cy·no·sure /ˈsaɪnəˌʃʊər, ˈsɪnə-/

noun
1. something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest, etc.: the cynosure of all eyes. 
2. something serving for guidance or direction. 

[Origin: 1590–1600; < L Cynosūra < Gk Kynósoura the constellation Ursa Minor, equiv. to kynós dog’s (gen. of kýōn) + ourá tail]

Related forms
cy·no·sur·al, adjective

Source: Dictionary.com.

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