Since receiving a Word A Day Calendar, I've decided to write a short something including my new word each day.
noun cy·no·sure \ˈsī-nə-ˌshu̇r, ˈsi-\
1 capitalized : the northern constellation Ursa Minor; also : north star
2 : one that serves to direct or guide
3 : a center of attraction or attention <turned an eyesore into a cynosure — Catherine Reynolds>
Understanding why our society revels in cynosures with no accomplishments as a celebrity equivalents should be studied by sociologists.