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Related in origin; a word related to one in another language.

The English word 'avuncular' is a cognate of the Latin 'avunculus', meaning uncle.

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by Tara Westover

Westover's memoirs give an admirably generous view of her family life, growing up as a Mormon in Idaho.


Her constant hope in the face of irresponsible and reprehensible actions shows true grit, and ultimately drives her to seek a way out of her directionless existence and break free from the toxic family dynamic.  

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penultimate adjective


next to last


From Latin paene almost + ultimus last.