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Vicinal

[vi-sə-nəl]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: French, early 17th century

1.

Adjacent, local

2.

Of or relating to a neighborhood or limited area

Examples of Vicinal in a sentence

"My dog's loud barking disturbed every vicinal household."

"When I dine out, I stick to vicinal restaurants that I can walk to from my house."

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About Vicinal

In logology, or the linguistic sub-genre of word games and wordplay, a vicinal word is one in which each letter in the word features an adjacent letter of the alphabet within the same word. Examples include blacksmith, documents, and sport.

Did you Know?

Vicinal clearly shares roots with the word vicinity. Both come from the Latin vicinus, meaning neighbor.

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