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ASC Word of the Day–3/25/2011

Posted by ccasc on March 28, 2011

Penultimate

[pi-nuhl-tuh-mit] (adj.) being or occurring next to last.

* From the 1670s, from earlier penultima, meaning “the next to the last syllable of a word or verse.”

“Katie is a junior and in her penultimate year at Columbia College.” 

~brought to you by Dr. Rapoport’s former Reading 110 student,
Kendra Johnson

 

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