Elucidating in a sentence
At all events she would throw the burden of an elucidation upon him.
I immediately started second-guessing that choice, because “elucidate” is definitely a twenty-dollar word when a five-cent word works approximately as well, even if it’s not really the most accurate at conveying what I mean.
In order to elucidate the manner, the inspector told the story from the beginning to the end without break.
The student asked the professor to elucidate the somewhat complicated solution of the homework.
“Elucidate” is not a colloquial word, and it comes across as unnecessarily complicated or pretentious.
While I doubt that any one word will sink a given grant, people feel pretty strongly about “elucidate,” as I discovered on Twitter.