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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a stepmother.

Usage examples (3)
  • To that sister Lady Edgermond the second does not behave exactly in the traditionally novercal fashion, but she is scandalised by the girl's
  • Oh! may we soon blot out the reproach which that neglect has justly rendered us liable to, since we abolished the novercal government of Britain!
  • By a pathetic fallacy their capacity to suffer is measured by their apparent power to enjoy, and those are moved to tears by the spectacle of a Dauphin surrendered to the... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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