Word of the Day: Rugose

Posted: October 25, 2013 by writingsprint in Photography
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rugoseru·gose /ˈro͞oˌgōs / adjective
1. Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.
2. Botany Having a rough, wrinkled surface, as in certain prominently veined leaves.

It isn’t often that I see a word and say out loud, “What the hell does that mean?” Usually you get a pretty good idea from reading the sentence. The snarkers out there will say I need to raise my reading standards. That could be true. “Rugose” did that for me. Here’s my shot at using it in a sentence: “His rugose features came from many years of working outside in bad weather, and patience with idiots.”

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