Today’s word of the day is adust, A-D-U-S-T. Adust is an adjective that means scorched or burned.
Adustus (AHH doos toos) is the Latin word for scorched. It has traditionally been used in a medical context, but may also be used to describe an item that has been burned. After the fire, our favorite shade tree was adust. It saddened me to see something so lovely reduced to a charred piece of wood.
Adust is spelled A-D-U-S-T.