-al; -ial, -eal

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

etymological (adjective), more etymological, most etymological
1. Relating to science of the origins and development of words: This lexicon provides very good etymological and historical information regarding lots of English words.
2. A reference to or in accordance with the earliest known forms of verbal expressions: Etymological term can either refer to the same language or to ancestral ones from which other terms in the same speech are derived.
external (adjective), more external, most external
1. Relating to, situated on, or joined with the outer part of something: Rainwater is collected from the external surface of the roof of Jim's house and is saved in big barrels for watering his garden.
2. Concerning something that is appropriate for putting on the outside of items, such as paint, etc.: Sharon decided to use varnish on the external part of the cabinet which she was renovating.
3. Pertaining to something suitable or designed for use only on the outside or surface of something, especially the body: The medicine in Troy's cabinet was divided into two small containers; one for external treatment and the other one for internal medication.
4.Descriptive of someting existing outside the body and the mind: Some people think there might be alien or external beings which could invade the Earth!
5. Referring to something affecting or entering from the outside: There were too many external pressures in Harry's job which motivated him to apply for employment in another town.
6. Of or relating chiefly to outward appearance; superficial: Stacy's father told her, “Remember, darling, the external factors of a person are never so important as the internal values that a person holds and lives by."
7. Of or relating to foreign affairs or foreign countries: Some members of parliament appealed to Britain's minister of external affairs for aid in helping the refugees who were fleeing for their lives.
extracorporeal (adjective), more extracorporeal, most extracorporeal
Descriptive of something that is occurring or is situated outside the body: An extracorporeal circulatory support unit can be a heart-lung machine, which is used primarily for animals during surgery.
fatal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined: Certain diseases can be fatal or deadly.
2. Descriptive of something that causes or capable of causing death: Karla's brother died in a fatal car accident.
3. Referring to something that causes destruction, disaster, or ruin: The burglar made a fatal mistake in his undertaking and got caught.
4.Concerning an important or decisive stage or step in a process or series of events: While working on his last term paper, Jim made the fatal mistake of clicking on "delete" and not being able to retrieve it again.
5. Etymology: from Latin fata, fatum, "thing spoken (by the gods), one's destiny"; from fari, "to speak".
fibulocalcaneal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the fibula and the calcaneus (the largest of the tarsal bones, skeletal part of the foot, which is situated at the lower and back part of the foot forming the heel): When playing tennis, Doug fell down badly and injured the fibulocalcaneal part of his right foot and had to undergo surgery and stay in hospital for quite a while!
filial (adjective), more filial, most filial
1. Pertaining or referring to a son or a daughter: Sharen had a warm, filial relationship, with both of her grown children."
2. Descriptive of a generation, or generations, who have descended from previous ones: Each of the children had the filial nose which was recognizable from generation to generation.
final (adjective), more final, most final
Descriptive of that which happens or comes at the end: Dr. Samuel's decision to resign from the surgery department at the hospital was his final act before he took early retirement.

The plans for the final trip this summer have been completed and will take place next weekend.

Steven asked, "Did you hear what the final score of the football game was last night?"

funereal (fyoo NIR ee uhl) (adjective), more funereal, most funereal
1. A reference to a somber or mournful situation which is suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial: There were many funereal emotions when Catherine attended her mother's internment at the cemetery.
2. Pertaining to the condition of being very slow, solemn, mournful, or dismal: It was obvious that there was a funereal gloom and sadness when Karl's father was being buried.
3. Referring to a solemn and sad occasion for the departure of someone from life: There was a store which was stocked with several funereal kinds of clothing that would be appropriate to wear to the state burial of the former governor.
A reference to a solemn and sad occasion for the departure of someone from this life.
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An appropriately sad atmosphere.
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global (adjective), more global, most global
1. Of or relating to a globe, such as the eye: When Mary went to the ophthalmologist's for a check-up, she was told that she had a global disorder that needed attention.
2. Considered in its entirety, with attention to the broadest view of a situation: There are several environmental issues , like pollution, that are global problems.
3. A reference to the whole world; worldwide; involving the entire Earth; universal; comprehensive (no pl): Jim watched the global news on TV before going to bed.

Tom read about a global ban on nuclear testing in the newspaper.
4. Globular; globe-shaped: The new ball Timmy got for Christmas had a global or round form.

Callipygian Venus statue
glottal, glottic, glottidean (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to the glottis: A glottal speech sound is produced by wholly or partially closing the middle part of the larynx where the vocal cords are located.
gluteal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the buttocks or to one of its component structures: There are three large gluteal muscles of each buttock, especially the "gluteus maximus", that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.
graphical (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Something written or drawn or engraved: Some types of graphical art include etchings, lithography, photography, woodcut, and serigraphy.
2. Relating to, or presented by, a graph: The graphical statistics were shown from a projector on a screen for all the staff to see and talk about.
3. Describing something with accuracy: Mr. Thompson gave a visit and graphical presentation of his recent trip to Alaska.
hirundinal (adjective), more hirundinal, most hirundinal
1. Outdated, referring to leeches: The hirundinal organism is an aquatic blood-sucking annelid that belongs to the class Hirudinea.
2. Pertaining to a person who gains profit from another person in a parasitic manner: Jim's girlfriend turned out to be a hirundinal individual who was only interested in living off Jim's money by not working, living in his home, and never fixing a meal for them.
homogene, homogeneal (adjective); more homogene, most homogene; more homogeneal, most homogeneal
Outdated, homogeneous: When Jenny made the cake dough it had a homogeneal and smooth consistency, and not lumpy at all!
hymeneal (adjective), more hymeneal, most hymeneal
Relating to a wedding or bridal hymn or song: When Sharon thought about her upcoming marriage, she wished for beautiful hymeneal love verses and some poems recited by her friends.