Todays Word: apopemptic

Word: apopemptic

PRONUNCIATION:

(ap-uh-PEMP-tik)
MEANING:
adjective: Relating to departing or leave-taking; valedictory.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Greek apopempein (to send off, to dismiss), from apo- (away) + pempein (to send). Earliest documented use: 1753.

USAGE:

“It had not been billed as a farewell dinner, and Mr. Kemp hardly was there to deliver an apopemptic address.”
William F. Buckley; On Saying Goodbye to Jack Kemp; The Dallas Morning News (Texas); Dec 8, 1988.

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