Word of the day

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scabrous (adj) – 1. Having or covered with scales or small projections and rough to the touch.
2. Dealing with scandalous or salacious material:

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1570s, “harsh, unmusical” (implied in scabrously), from Late Latin scabrosus “rough,” from Latin scaber “rough, scaly,” related to scabere “to scratch, scrape” (see scabies). Sense in English evolved to “vulgar” (1881), “squalid” (1939), and “nasty, repulsive” (c.1951). Classical literal sense of “rough, rugged” attested in English from 1650s