-al; -ial, -eal

(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)

homogene, homogeneal
Of the same race.
Wedding or bridal song.
1. Not mortal; not liable or subject to death; deathless, undying; living for ever; such as, the immortal soul.
2. In a wider sense, not liable to perish or decay; everlasting, imperishable, unfading, incorruptible.
3. Of fame, or of famous works or their authors; lasting through an unlimited succession of ages that will not fade from the memory of men; remembered or celebrated through all time: "Shakespeare's immortal plays."

To make a speech immortal you don't have to make it everlasting.

—Lord Leslie Hore-Belisha
inaugural (adjective) (not comparative)
Relating to the beginning of an institution, an activity, or a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major public leader's term in office: There have been many Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States.

The inaugural speeches are made in connection with the following Executive Oath of Office: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

— United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
incorporeal (adjective), more incorporeal, most incorporeal
1. Relating to something that is not composed of matter; having no material nor physical existence.
2. Etymology: from Latin incorporeus; from in-, "not" + corporeus, "body" + -al, "relating to" .
infinitesimal (adjective), more infinitesimal, most infinitesimal
Resembling something that is very small or minute: Even though the infinitesimal speck Marie had in her eye was quickly removed, it had been feeling like a boulder because it was so painful.
Pertaining to something that is very small.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Relating to that which is minute and almost incalculable.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.

1. Between the fingers or toes; as, interdigital space.
2. Occurring between the digits.
Between the buttocks which is the prominence formed by the gluteal muscles on either side.
intracorporeal (adjective), more intracorporeal, most intracorporeal
A reference to being located or occurring within a body.
Situated within the gluteal muscle or introduced into the gluteal muscle: "The doctor made an intragluteal injection."
Near to or adjoining an epiphysis.
Pertaining conjointly to, or the joining of, the lips, tongue, and larynx.