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novercal (NO-vur-kuhl) adjective
Of or relating to a stepmother; stepmotherly.
[From Latin novercalis, from noverca (stepmother), ultimately from Indo-European root newo- (new). Other words derived from this root are new, neo-, novice, novel, novelty, innovate, and renovate.]
"Guido's old lady-mother Beatrice,
"Her novercal guardian observed Nana Yaa waddle and limp like a duck
and did not quite seem to understand the cause."
This week's theme: words about relations.
To kill time is not murder, it's suicide. -William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)