Amazing Adjectives, Number Ten!

“In less than an hour fire had reduced the shed and its contents to a cinereous residue” (source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjective for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich).  This word originates from the Latin cinereus meaning “ash-colored.” Has also been depicted as cineritious (sin-uhrishuh-s).

cinereous

\si-neer-ee-uh s \, adjective;

1.  in the state of or reduced to ashes
2.  resembling ashes
3.  ashen; ash-colored; grayish
Related words: cinerarium (noun) and cinerary (adjective).
Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjective for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich)
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