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Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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I can't believe it's October already, can you? One of my favorite things about this time of year is the rich, beautiful rainbow of autumn colors everywhere I look. There are the oranges, the purples, the yellows, the browns, and the reds. One of those reds is vermillion [ver-mil-yuh n], which is "a brilliant scarlet red". Here are a few sample sentences:

The trees on the hillside blazed with crisp vermillion leaves, 
brilliant against the blue October sky.

"Sweet ride," he said, trailing a finger 
along the vermillion hood of the car.

What other vermillion things can you think of? How would you use the word vermillion?

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