MEANING: adjective: Reddish.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin rufus (red, reddish). Ultimately from the Indo-European root reudh- (red), which also gave us red, rouge, ruby, ruddy, rubella, robust, corroborate, raddle, roborant, robustious, roborant, and russet. Earliest documented use: 1802.

R.U. DESCENT? - May I come in?

BUFESCENT - turning into a toad

PRUFESCENT - The Love Song of J Alfred grows on you, doesn't it?