Today’s Endangered Word:
also noun form is Caliginosity}
Picture citation: http://www.lexicolatry.com/2013/12/caliginous-befogged-bedarkened.htmlMid 16th century Very rare
Just one look at the picture, and I bet you can guess what caliginous means–or at least have a pretty strong idea. It’s a great word picture, one that suspense/horror writers and movie directors capitalize on. It’s more of an atmosphere that sets the mood than anything else. Think dark alleys and Jack the Ripper.
A combination of misty, dim, murky, obscure, and dark
Used in a sentence:
I quaked in my boots as I walked in the caliginous evening.Word and some descriptions are taken from Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers by Simon Hertnon.
Your turn: Make up a sentence for us, using the word CALIGINOUS!