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Saturday, July 23, 2011

erubescent

\er-oo-BES-uhnt\ , adjective;
1.
Becoming red or reddish; blushing.
Quotes:
Glad as I was to have escaped a reprimand, I felt that a denial of this fact would push the happy scene over into excess and merely gave her an erubescent smile.
-- Rachel Cusk, The country life
August crept down the stairwell, following Cleveland through the erubescent bath of the emergency lights.
-- Matt Bronleewe, House of Wolves
Origin:
Erubescent comes from the same Latin root as "ruby."
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