#WOTD: Avuncular

Hello fellas! How’s your day so far?

It’s been a really busy day for me *sighs*, but I’m glad everything went well today :D

Maybe most of you are sitting or laying on your bed right now (just like me :p), but why don’t we talk for a while? Let’s talk about a word!

Yep, it’s #WOTD time!

The word we are going to talk about today is avuncular. Have you ever heard of it, fellas?

The word ‘avuncular’ is an adjective.

Avuncular means kind and friendly towards a younger or less experienced person. This adjective is relating to an uncle.

Example use:

That man was avuncular, reassuring, and trustworthy.

Another example:

Fred is known for his avuncular charm.

The word avuncular comes from a Latin word avunculus which means ‘maternal uncle’.

That’s all I can share for today, fellas. I hope it could be useful for you when you need to describe someone later :D

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on December 9, 2014


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