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 – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)


A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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