Today's word is one of my favorites - Sanguine. It's one of those words that sounds cool when you say it and it means:
Ruddy; a healthy reddish color; consisting of or relating to blood
From a writer's perspective, this is an awesome resource word. This is one of those words you can pull out of your toolbox and toss out there to great effect. It can be used for character description or as a great way to describe the landscape.
When I first encountered this word, I didn't really know what it meant. I actually remember pulling out the dictionary to look it up (yes I was a geek that way). I've remembered it ever since.
Can you think of opportunities when this word could be useful?