Word of the Day – Epistolary

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Epistolary (adj)


Relating to the writing of letters.

Originally from Latin, and gives its name to literary works written as a series of letters or messages.

Example sentences

“It’s one of my favourite epistolary novels!”

“We keep an epistolary relationship, even after all these years.”

Word of the Day – Defunct

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Defunct (adj)


No longer existing or functioning.

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘deceased’): from Latin defunctus ‘dead’, past participle of defungi ‘carry out, finish’, from de- (expressing reversal) + fungi ‘perform’.

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Word of the Day – Ordinally

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Ordinally (adverb)


With regard to, or at the level of, orders in a taxonomic system; according to an ordinal number, system, etc.; on an ordinal scale; with regard to order.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Edinburgh Review. From ordinal + -ly.

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