The Closing Word: Scabrous

The Closing Word: ScabrousThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (SCAB-russ)

1. rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
2. dealing with salacious or indecent material ”The Latin root, scaber, means “rough and scaly,” and is closely related to scabere, “to scrape.”

1. “The musty living room had one of those scabrous ceilings from the 1980s and desperately needed updating.”

2. “The city councilman found himself in hot water when a large collection of scabrousimages were discovered on his laptop.”


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