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A.Word.A.Day--hirsutulous

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This week's theme: Hair today, gone tomorrow.

hirsutulous (hur-SOO-chuh-luhs) adjective

Minutely hairy.

[From Latin hirsutus (rough, hairy).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"I resemble a Mexican Shirley Jackson, I think, librarianlike, hirsutulous, and secretly prurient." Yxta Maya Murray; The Conquest; Rayo Books; 2002.

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