Word of the week: Avuncular

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Avuncular (adjective)

“When I first heard this word, my friend was describing an older gentleman that she worked with. It's an adjective that means ‘like an uncle' and when I met her colleague it made total sense. Because he was very kind towards her and looked out for her. Please note it's not some kind of ‘creepy uncle' reference. So you might use it like ‘He had an avuncular approach to his new staff'.”

To hear Valerie and Allison chat more about this and more on the world of writing, blogging and publishing, check out episode 110 of our podcastSo you want to be a writer.

 

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