Pronounced: CAP-shuhs, adj
Notes: The word looks like it is related to ‘caption’ (but it isn’t)
The word fuliginous means “sooty; dusky; obscure”
The word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
I don’t think I’ve run across this word, but it seems to be a good word to use. It comes from Latin fuligo (soot).
The word cloying came up, but I know it – it means distasteful by reason of excess, or something excessively sweet or sentimental. While some people enjoy It’s A Wonderful Life, others pronounce it a cloying.