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Words that end in al

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Al is a suffix that means relating to, process of, or an action.
      1. An example of al used as a suffix is in the word hormonal, related to hormones.
      2. An example of al used as a suffix is in the word referral, related to the process of giving and checking a reference.


inconsequential
lacking worth or importance

musculoskeletal
relating to muscles and skeleton

uncontroversial
not likely to arouse disagreement

professional
of or relating to or suitable as an occupation

counterproposal
a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal

omnidirectional
not directional

physicochemical
relating to physical chemistry

proportional
having a constant ratio

photomechanical
of or relating to or involving various methods of using photography to make plates for printing

semiterrestrial
chiefly but not exclusively terrestrial

entrepreneurial
of or relating to someone who starts a new business

circumferential
lying around or just outside the edges or outskirts

jurisprudential
relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws

communicational
used in communication

accommodational
of or relating to the accommodation of the lens of the eye

acculturational
of or relating to acculturation

configurational
of or relating to or characterized by configuration

confrontational
aggressive and prone to starting arguments or fights

electrochemical
of or involving electrochemistry

thermodynamical
of or concerned with thermodynamics

neuroanatomical
of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system

biogeographical
of or relating to or involved with biogeography

lexicographical
of or relating to lexicography

bibliographical
relating to or dealing with bibliography

hierarchical
classified by various criteria into successive levels

epidemiological
of or relating to epidemiology

bacteriological
of or relating to bacteriology

epistemological
of or relating to the study of knowledge

neurobiological
of or relating to the biological study of the nervous system

sociobiological
of or relating to sociobiology

anthropological
of or concerned with the science of anthropology

paleontological
of or relating to paleontology

pharmaceutical
relating to preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines

constitutional
existing as an essential characteristic

ecclesiastical
of or associated with a church

unconventional
not conforming to standards

congregational
relating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation

quintessential
representing the perfect example of a class or quality

circumstantial
suggesting that something is true without proving it

transcendental
existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

unidirectional
operating or moving or allowing movement in one direction only

conspiratorial
relating to or characteristic of a secret plot or agreement

postmenopausal
subsequent to menopause

multifactorial
involving or depending on several factors or causes

postindustrial
of or relating to a society or economy marked by a lessened importance of manufacturing and an increase of services, information, and research

intervertebral
pertaining to the space between two vertebrae

transplacental
occurring through or by way of the placenta

counterfactual
going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)

unidimensional
relating to a single dimension or aspect

spatiotemporal
of or relating to space and time together

adrenocortical
of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands

gastroduodenal
of or relating to the stomach and the duodenum

quincentennial
the 500th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

archiepiscopal
of or associated with an archbishop

consubstantial
regarded as the same in substance or essence

suprasegmental
pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound

progestational
preceding and favoring gestation

postmillennial
of or relating to the period following the millennium

semicentennial
of or relating to or marking the 50th anniversary

residential
of or relating to the act of dwelling in a place

presentational
of or relating to a presentation

conversational
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

denominational
relating to or characteristic of a particular religious denomination

operational
pertaining to a series of actions for achieving a result

insurrectional
of or relating to or given to insurrection

jurisdictional
restricted to the geographic area under a particular jurisdiction

organizational
of or relating to an organization

traditional
consisting of or derived from a practice of long standing

distributional
relating to the spatial property of being scattered about

immunochemical
of or relating to immunochemistry

ethnographical
of or relating to ethnography

international
concerning or belonging to two or more countries

environmental
of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings

technological
of a practical subject organized by scientific principles

institutional
relating to an organization founded for a specific purpose

psychological
mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature

controversial
marked by or capable of arousing disagreement

multinational
involving or operating in several nations or nationalities

philosophical
relating to the investigation of existence and knowledge

physiological
relating to the study of the functioning of organisms

interpersonal
occurring among or involving several people

unconditional
not qualified by reservations

multicultural
relating to or including diverse nationalities or customs

transnational
involving or operating in several countries

petrochemical
any compound obtained from petroleum or natural gas

inspirational
imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul

chronological
relating to or arranged according to temporal order

consequential
having important issues or results

unintentional
without deliberate intent

gubernatorial
relating to the head of a state government

antimicrobial
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

combinatorial
relating to or involving combinations

antibacterial
destroying or inhibiting microscopic living organisms

temperamental
subject to sharply varying moods

insubstantial
lacking material form

supranational
transcending established national boundaries or spheres of interest

bidirectional
reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions

maxillofacial
of or relating to the upper jaw and face

infinitesimal
immeasurably small

sociocultural
relating to both social and cultural matters

cerebrospinal
of or relating to the brain and spinal cord

judgmental
relating to an assessment of a person, situation, or event

contralateral
on or relating to the opposite side (of the body)

premenopausal
prior to menopause

sentimental
marked by tender, romantic, or nostalgic emotion

lackadaisical
idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way

exceptional
surpassing what is common or usual or expected

supercritical
(especially of fissionable material) able to sustain a chain reaction in such a manner that the rate of reaction increases

inquisitorial
marked by inquisitive interest

parenthetical
qualifying or explaining

streptococcal
of or relating to or caused by streptococci

sensorineural
of or relating to the neural process of sensation

extrajudicial
beyond the usual course of legal proceedings

grammatical
of or pertaining to the rules that structure language

quadrilateral
a four-sided polygon

preternatural
existing outside of or not in accordance with nature

phenobarbital
a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

intracerebral
within the brain

phytochemical
a chemical substance obtained from plants that is biologically active but not nutritive

prepositional
of or relating to or formed with a preposition

hypercritical
inclined to judge too severely

antidiarrheal
a drug used to control or stop diarrhea

substantial
real; having a material or factual existence

tercentennial
the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

overemotional
excessively or abnormally emotional

sensational
relating to elementary awareness of stimulation

symmetrical
exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents

exterritorial
outside territorial limits or jurisdiction

semipolitical
political in some (but not all) aspects

archidiaconal
of or relating to an archdeacon or his office

coeducational
attended by members of both sexes

translational
of or relating to uniform movement without rotation

associational
of or relating to associations or associationism

correlational
relating to or employing correlation

postulational
of or relating to or derived from axioms

congressional
of or relating to a national legislative assembly

intellectual
of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind

conventional
following accepted customs and proprieties

presidential
relating to a president or presidency

experimental
of the nature of or undergoing a trial

instrumental
serving or acting as a means or aid

occupational
of or relating to the activity or business

confidential
given in secret

recreational
of or relating to an activity that diverts or amuses

mathematical
of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics

differential
a quality that distinguishes between similar things

hypothetical
a conjectural possibility or circumstance

biographical
of or relating to an account of a person’s life

longitudinal
relating to lines that bisect the globe through the poles

heterosexual
someone having a sexual orientation to the opposite sex

preferential
manifesting partiality

multilateral
having many parts or sides

supernatural
not able to be explained by physical laws

quarterfinal
one of the four competitions in an elimination tournament whose winners go on to play in the semifinals

astronomical
relating to the branch of physics studying celestial bodies

pathological
relating to the study of diseases

metaphysical
pertaining to the philosophical study of being and knowing

alphabetical
arranged in order according to the alphabet

experiential
of or relating to direct observation or participation

multilingual
using or knowing more than one language

confessional
a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions

hypocritical
professing feelings or virtues one does not have

invitational
pertaining to or characteristic of an invitation

coincidental
occurring or operating at the same time

mythological
based on or told of in traditional stories

interstitial
of or relating to small spaces between things

postdoctoral
of or relating to study or research that is done after work for the doctoral degree has been completed

antithetical
sharply contrasted in character or purpose

essential
basic and fundamental

nonsteroidal
not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones

providential
peculiarly fortunate or appropriate

uneconomical
wasteful of resources

intracranial
within the skull

noncommittal
refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action

bicentennial
the 200th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

extramarital
characterized by adultery

postprandial
following a meal (especially dinner)

premenstrual
of or relating to or occurring during the period just before menstruation

processional
intended for use in a procession

contrapuntal
having independent but harmonically related melodic parts

psychosexual
of or relating to the mental or emotional attitudes about sexuality

etymological
relating to the origins or development of words

antimalarial
a medicinal drug used to prevent or treat malaria

semiofficial
having some official authority or sanction

commercial
connected with or engaged in the exchange of goods

pestilential
likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

semitropical
of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

supraorbital
located or occurring above the eye socket

dorsoventral
extending from the back to the belly

secobarbital
barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions

planetesimal
one of many small solid celestial bodies thought to have existed at an early stage in the development of the solar system

complemental
acting as or providing a complement

substantival
of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)

overcritical
inclined to judge too severely

heterocercal
possessing a tail with the upper lobe larger than the lower and with the vertebral column prolonged into the upper lobe

educational
relating to the process of instruction

fundamental
serving as an essential component

statistical
of or relating to the interpretation of quantitative data

continental
of or relating to or characteristic of a continent

influential
having or exercising power

theoretical
concerned with hypotheses and not practical considerations

contractual
relating to or part of a binding legal agreement

ideological
of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group

conditional
imposing or depending on or containing an assumption

theological
of or relating to or concerning the study of religion

territorial
of or relating to a geographical area

provisional
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon

superficial
of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

terrestrial
of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth

ministerial
of or relating to a government department

directional
relating to or indicating directions in space

detrimental
causing harm or injury

evangelical
of a Christian church believing in personal conversion

intentional
done or made or performed with purpose and intent

impractical
not workable

disapproval
null

exponential
a function in which an independent variable is a power

patriarchal
of a social organization with the male as the head

unequivocal
admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding

existential
relating to or dealing with the state of being

infomercial
a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary

cylindrical
having the form of a cylinder

preclinical
of or relating to the early phases of a disease when accurate diagnosis is not possible because symptoms of the disease have not yet appeared

transdermal
through the unbroken skin

categorical
relating to or included in a class or classes

ontological
relating to the metaphysical study of existence

transmittal
the act of sending a message

testimonial
praise of a person or thing as worthy or desirable

ineffectual
not producing an intended consequence

centrifugal
tending to move away from a center

sacrificial
related to the act of killing another to satisfy a diety

allegorical
characteristic of or containing a symbolic meaning or moral

wherewithal
the necessary means (especially financial means)

periodontal
of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics

dictatorial
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

sacramental
of or relating to or involving a sacrament

prejudicial
tending to favor preconceived ideas

reappraisal
a new appraisal or evaluation

nonsensical
having no intelligible meaning

multiracial
made up of or involving or acting on behalf of various races

transsexual
overwhelmingly desirous of being, or completely identifying with, the opposite sex

magisterial
of or relating to a civil officer who administers the law

puritanical
of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism

deferential
showing courteous regard for people’s feelings

subtropical
of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

interracial
between races

inferential
relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

subclinical
relating to the stage in the development of a disease before the symptoms are observed

emotional
of or pertaining to feelings

reverential
feeling or manifesting profound respect or awe

penitential
showing or constituting penance

ahistorical
unconcerned with or unrelated to the past

paramedical
of or denoting a person who assists physicians and nurses or is trained physicians and nurses in their activities

monolingual
using or knowing only one language

patrilineal
based on or tracing descent through the male line

matrilineal
based on or tracing descent through the female line

conjectural
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

equilateral
having all sides of the same length

ipsilateral
on or relating to the same side (of the body)

centripetal
tending to move toward an area in the middle

advertorial
an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report

congenial
suitable to your needs

intertribal
between or among tribes

intradermal
relating to areas between the layers of the skin

medicolegal
pertaining to legal aspects of the practice of medicine

inessential
not absolutely necessary

hexadecimal
of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base

intercostal
located or occurring between the ribs

incorporeal
without material form or substance

calendrical
relating to or characteristic of or used in a calendar or time measurement

political
involving or characteristic of governing or social power

transversal
extending or lying across

multinomial
having the character of a polynomial

recessional
of or relating to receding

supernormal
exceeding the normal or average

purgatorial
serving to purge or rid of sin

individual
being or characteristic of a single thing or person

industrial
of or relating to commercial enterprise

historical
of or relating to the study of recorded time

functional
designed for or capable of a particular use

structural
relating to the composition of something

mechanical
using tools or devices

beneficial
promoting or enhancing well-being

biological
pertaining to life and living things

occasional
occurring from time to time

artificial
contrived by art rather than nature

withdrawal
the act of pulling back

peripheral
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary

horizontal
parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line

managerial
of or relating to the function or responsibility or activity of management

provincial
associated with an administrative district of a nation

conceptual
being or characterized by ideas or their formation

economical
using the minimum of time or resources for effectiveness

relational
having a relation or being related

theatrical
of or relating to the stage

vocational
of or relating to an occupation

collateral
accompanying; following as a consequence

sequential
in regular succession without gaps

accidental
happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

homosexual
having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

procedural
of or relating to processes

prudential
arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters

phenomenal
exceedingly or unbelievably great

reciprocal
concerning each of two or more persons or things

official
of or relating to a place of business

intestinal
of or relating to or inside the intestines

monumental
of outstanding significance

contextual
relating to the set of facts surrounding a situation

credential
a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

irrational
not consistent with or using reason

rhetorical
relating to using language effectively

ceremonial
marked by pomp or ceremony or formality

colorectal
relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum

monoclonal
forming or derived from a single clone

unilateral
involving only one part or side

fractional
constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety

incidental
minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature

impersonal
not relating to or responsive to individuals

ecumenical
concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions

hysterical
characterized by a state of violent mental agitation

anatomical
of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms

ornamental
serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

perceptual
of or relating to the act of perceiving

congenital
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

aboriginal
having existed from the beginning

liturgical
in accord with rites prescribed for public worship

immaterial
lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other

proverbial
widely known and spoken of

semiannual
occurring or payable twice each year

periodical
happening or recurring at regular intervals

geothermal
of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth

consensual
involving or existing by mutual agreement

methodical
characterized by orderliness

equatorial
of or existing at or near the geographic equator

centennial
of or relating to or completing a period of 100 years

antifungal
any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi

occidental
denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the western hemisphere

primordial
having existed from the beginning

critical
of a serious examination and judgment of something

zoological
concerning the study of animals and their properties

torrential
relating to or resulting from the action of a downpour

devotional
a short religious service

orthogonal
meeting at right angles

scriptural
written or relating to writing

sabbatical
a leave usually taken every seventh year

diabolical
showing cunning or ingenuity or wickedness

tyrannical
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule

colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

tangential
of superficial relevance if any

apolitical
neutral with regards to government policy

antisocial
shunning contact with others

parenteral
located outside the alimentary tract

polynomial
a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms

encyclical
a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world

subliminal
below the threshold of conscious perception

apocryphal
being of questionable authenticity

paranormal
not in accordance with or able to be explained by science

immemorial
long past

premarital
relating to events before a marriage

commonweal
the good of a community

evidential
serving as or based on proof

pontifical
proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope

senatorial
of or relating to an assembly with high legislative powers

intramural
carried on within the bounds of an institution or community

nosocomial
taking place or originating in a hospital

extramural
carried on outside the bounds of an institution or community

pharyngeal
of or relating to the throat

metatarsal
of or relating to the metatarsus

financial
involving fiscal matters

potential
existing in possibility

technical
of or relating to aptitude in a practical skill

principal
main or most important

practical
guided by experience and observation rather than theory

universal
applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

editorial
an article giving opinions or perspectives

classical
of the most highly developed stage of an early civilization

spiritual
lacking material body or form or substance

identical
being the exact same one

municipal
relating to a self-governing district

retrieval
the act of regaining or saving something lost

cathedral
the principal Christian church building of a diocese

appraisal
the classification of something with respect to its worth

empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

electoral
of or relating to elections

dismissal
the sending away of someone

continual
occurring without interruption

inaugural
occurring at or characteristic of a formal induction

bacterial
relating to single-celled microorganisms

bilateral
having two sides or parts

numerical
of or relating to or denoting numerals

perpetual
continuing forever or indefinitely

semifinal
one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

abdominal
relating to or near the middle region of the body

rehearsal
a practice session in preparation for a public performance

bilingual
using or knowing two languages

perennial
lasting an indefinitely long time

portrayal
any likeness of a person, in any medium

medicinal
treating, preventing or alleviating the symptoms of disease

episcopal
denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops

impartial
free from undue bias or preconceived opinions

pictorial
pertaining to or consisting of pictures

natural
relating to or concerning the physical world

botanical
of or relating to plants

sectional
related or limited to a distinct region or subdivision of a territory or community or group of people

anecdotal
based on stories rather than data or scientific observation

custodial
providing protective supervision

parochial
relating to or supported by or located in a parish

ancestral
of or inherited from someone from whom you are descended

elemental
of or being the essential or basic part

piecemeal
one thing at a time

chaparral
dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

spherical
relating to a round, three-dimensional closed surface

celestial
relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

dispersal
the act of diffusing something

canonical
conforming to orthodox or recognized rules

nocturnal
belonging to or active during the night

menstrual
of or relating to menstruation or the menses

satirical
exposing human folly to ridicule

whimsical
determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity

fraternal
like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

doctrinal
relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine

fanatical
marked by excessive enthusiasm for a cause or idea

illogical
lacking in a correct relation of reason

unethical
not conforming to approved standards of social behavior

ephemeral
anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day

perinatal
occurring during the period around birth

sceptical
marked by or given to doubt

umbilical
relating to or resembling the umbilicus

skeptical
marked by or given to doubt

paralegal
a person with specialized training who assists lawyers

acquittal
a judgment of not guilty

nonverbal
not using spoken or written language to communicate

segmental
divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds

equivocal
open to two or more interpretations

antiviral
inhibiting or stopping the growth and reproduction of viruses

postnatal
occurring immediately after birth

hexagonal
having six sides or divided into hexagons

bronchial
relating to or associated with the bronchi

heretical
departing from accepted beliefs or standards

mercurial
liable to sudden unpredictable change

octagonal
of or relating to or shaped like an octagon

committal
the official act of consigning a person to confinement

collegial
having authority vested equally among colleagues

triumphal
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success

vertebral
of or relating to or constituting vertebrae

juridical
of or relating to the law or jurisprudence

mediaeval
relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

triennial
occurring every third year or lasting 3 years

corporeal
having material or physical form or substance

antenatal
occurring or existing before birth

quizzical
perplexed

homicidal
characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being

convivial
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

laryngeal
of or relating to or situated in the larynx

sartorial
of or relating to tailoring or clothing

vestigial
not fully developed in mature animals

typical
exhibiting the qualities that identify a group or kind

betrothal
the act of becoming engaged

factorial
the product of all the integers up to and including a given integer

bicameral
consisting of two chambers

national
of or relating to or belonging to a country

personal
concerning an individual or his or her private life

material
the substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

original
preceding all others in time

regional
characteristic of a particular area

hospital
a medical institution where sick or injured people are given medical or surgical care

physical
involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

internal
located inward

approval
the formal act of giving agreement or permission

cultural
relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society

external
happening or arising outside some limits or surface

clinical
relating to or based on direct observation of patients

chemical
produced by reactions involving atomic or molecular changes

proposal
the act of making a suggestion

criminal
someone who has committed a punishable act

vertical
at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

survival
the state of remaining alive

festival
an organized series of acts and performances

terminal
occurring at or forming an end

disposal
the act or means of getting rid of something

integral
existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

memorial
a recognition of meritorious service

informal
not in accord with established conventions and requirements

judicial
expressing careful judgment

imperial
relating to or associated with an empire

optional
possible but not necessary; left to personal choice

seasonal
occurring at or dependent on a particular season

rational
consistent with or based on or using reason

surgical
of or relating to a medical operation

marginal
at or constituting a border or edge

tropical
relating to part of the Earth’s surface with hot climate

interval
the distance between things

colonial
relating to a body of people who settle far from home

medieval
relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

parental
relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

eventual
expected to follow in the indefinite future

tactical
pertaining to detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives

cardinal
a vivid red color

residual
relating to or indicating a remainder

abnormal
not typical or usual or regular

reversal
the act of switching the order or place of

biblical
of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible

clerical
appropriate for or engaged in office work

maternal
characteristic of a mother

pastoral
devoted to raising sheep or cattle

communal
for or by a group rather than individuals

tribunal
an assembly to conduct judicial business

temporal
of or relating to or limited by time

oriental
denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia

cerebral
of or relating to the brain

carnival
a traveling show

tutorial
a session of intensive instruction

remedial
tending or intended to rectify or improve

mystical
beyond ordinary understanding

cervical
relating to or associated with the neck

archival
of a depository containing historical records and documents

societal
relating to people in general

diagonal
having an oblique or slanted direction

charcoal
a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air

skeletal
of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton

arterial
of or involving or contained in the arteries

proximal
situated nearest to point of attachment or origin

upheaval
a violent disturbance

familial
relating to a social unit living together

spectral
resembling or characteristic of a phantom

notional
being of the nature of a notion or concept

corporal
affecting the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

suicidal
dangerous to yourself or your interests

mythical
based on or told of in traditional stories

neonatal
relating to the infant during the first month after birth

colossal
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

habitual
commonly used or practiced

immortal
not subject to death

atypical
not representative of a group, class, or type

pedestal
an architectural support or base

biennial
occurring every second year

prenatal
occurring or existing before birth

paternal
characteristic of a father

nautical
relating to ships or navigation

bisexual
sexually attracted to both sexes

visceral
relating to or affecting the internal organs

deferral
act of putting off to a future time

cortical
of or relating to a cortex

ethereal
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality

alluvial
relating to deposits carried by rushing streams

varietal
a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape

rebuttal
the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary argument

prodigal
recklessly wasteful

primeval
having existed from the beginning

especial
surpassing what is common or usual or expected

subtotal
the sum of part of a group of numbers

inimical
not friendly

farcical
broadly or extravagantly humorous

venereal
of or relating to the external sex organs

conjugal
relating to the relationship between a wife and husband

madrigal
an unaccompanied partsong for several voices

parietal
of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium

loyal
steadfast in allegiance or duty

general
applying to all or most members of a category or group

several
of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many

capital
a large alphabetic character used in writing or printing

special
adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose

central
in or near an inner area

medical
relating to the study or practice of medicine

initial
occurring at the beginning

federal
of a government with central and regional authorities

digital
relating to or performed with the fingers

crucial
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

journal
a daily written record of experiences and observations

unusual
not common or ordinary

liberal
showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

musical
characterized by or capable of producing music

virtual
being actually such in almost every respect

radical
far beyond the norm

arrival
the act of coming to a certain place

illegal
prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules

logical
based on known statements or events or conditions

minimal
the least possible

optical
relating to or using sight

crystal
a solid having a highly regular atomic structure

removal
the act of taking out or causing to leave

partial
being or affecting only a segment

neutral
having no personal preference

mineral
a solid inorganic substance occurring in nature

renewal
the act of renewing

optimal
most desirable possible under a restriction

ethical
conforming to accepted standards of social behavior

funeral
a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated

refusal
the act of showing unwillingness

thermal
relating to or associated with heat

scandal
a disgraceful event

spatial
pertaining to the expanse in which things are located

gradual
proceeding in small stages

arsenal
all the weapons and equipment that a country has

nominal
relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name

revival
bringing again into activity and prominence

magical
possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers

factual
existing in reality

eternal
continuing forever or indefinitely

lateral
situated at or extending to the side

marital
of or relating to the state of marriage

pivotal
being of crucial importance

trivial
(informal) small and of little importance

cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives

topical
pertaining to the surface of a body part

literal
limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text

admiral
the supreme commander of a fleet

conceal
prevent from being seen or discovered

textual
relating to or based on writing

martial
suggesting war or military life

marshal
a military officer of highest rank

equal
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

orbital
relating to the path of one body around another

lyrical
expressing deep emotion

seminal
containing seeds of later development

immoral
deliberately violating principles of right and wrong

sensual
marked by the appetites and passions of the body

decimal
a number in a system based on ten

vaginal
of or relating to the vagina

accrual
the act of accumulating

genital
of or relating to the external sex organs

lexical
of or relating to words

frontal
belonging to the front part

maximal
the greatest or most complete or best possible

surreal
characterized by fantastic and incongruous imagery

glacial
relating to or derived from a slowly moving mass of ice

recital
a public instance of repeating something prepared in advance

spousal
relating to a spouse

coaxial
having a common axis

retinal
in or relating to the retina of the eye

comical
arousing or provoking laughter

conical
relating to or resembling a cone

cordial
politely warm and friendly

oatmeal
porridge made of rolled oats

abysmal
so deep as to be immeasurable

ventral
toward or on or near the belly

helical
in the shape of a coil

cranial
relating to the part of the skull that encloses the brain

lingual
pertaining to, resembling. or lying near the tongue

retrial
a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors

sundial
timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial

ordinal
being or denoting a numerical order in a series

crustal
of or relating to or characteristic of the crust of the earth or moon

diurnal
having a daily cycle or occurring every day

fractal
(mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

asexual
not having or involving sex

figural
consisting of or forming human or animal figures

adrenal
relating to the glands near the kidney or their secretions

femoral
of or relating to or near the femur or thigh

humoral
of or relating to bodily fluids

bestial
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

numeral
a symbol used to represent a number

coronal
flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

mistral
a strong north wind that blows in France during the winter

nuptial
of or relating to a wedding

social
living together or enjoying life in communities

actual
existing in act or fact

annual
occurring every year

global
involving the entire earth

normal
being approximately average or within certain limits

appeal
earnest or urgent request

fiscal
involving financial matters

formal
in accord with established conventions and requirements

animal
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

visual
relating to or using sight

signal
any action or gesture that encodes a message

sexual
of or relating to or characterized by sexuality

mutual
common to or shared by two or more parties

mental
involving the mind or an intellectual process

manual
of or relating to the hands

reveal
make visible

casual
without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand

serial
pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series

racial
of or related to groups of people sharing distinctive traits

portal
a grand and imposing entrance

rental
the act of paying for the use of something

verbal
of or relating to or formed from words in general

dental
of or relating to the teeth

postal
of or relating to the system for delivering mail

ritual
the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

denial
renunciation of one’s own interests in favor of others

brutal
resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility

aerial
existing, living, growing, or operating in the air

facial
of or concerning the front of the head

lethal
of an instrument of certain death

tribal
relating to or characteristic of a clan or social group

spiral
something wound in a continuous series of loops

spinal
of or relating to the spine or spinal cord

causal
involving an entity that produces an effect

neural
of or relating to the nervous system

burial
the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

mortal
subject to death

cereal
grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat

dismal
causing dejection

floral
relating to or associated with flowers

ordeal
a severe or trying experience

repeal
cancel officially

herbal
of or relating to herbs

radial
relating to or near the radius

distal
situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone

unreal
lacking material form or substance; unreal

pascal
a unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter

feudal
relating to a system where vassals are protected by lords

plural
grammatical number category referring to two or more items

primal
having existed from the beginning

rectal
of or involving the rectum

fungal
of or relating to fungi

mammal
a warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin covered with hair

choral
related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir

bridal
of or pertaining to a woman who is getting married

dorsal
on or near the back of an animal or organ

medial
relating to or situated in or extending toward the middle

genial
diffusing warmth and friendliness

corral
a pen for cattle

menial
relating to unskilled work, especially domestic work

frugal
avoiding waste

jovial
full of or showing high-spirited merriment

carnal
of or relating to the body or flesh

atrial
of or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body

dermal
relating to or existing on or affecting the skin

moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong

faecal
of or relating to feces

acetal
any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules

squeal
utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs

buccal
of or relating to or toward the cheek

astral
being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars

filial
designating the generation following the parental generation

apical
situated at an apex

rascal
one who is playfully mischievous

sacral
of or relating to or near the sacrum

carpal
of or relating to the wrist

mitral
relating to or resembling the miter worn by some clerics

sandal
a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot

vassal
a person holding a fief

foetal
of or relating to a fetus

boreal
toward or located in the north

caudal
constituting or relating to a tail

jackal
Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog

urinal
a plumbing fixture used by men to urinate

missal
(Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year

lineal
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child

vestal
a chaste woman

anneal
bring to a desired consistency by heating and cooling

septal
of or relating to a septum

pineal
having the form of a pine cone

vernal
suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

hymnal
a songbook containing a collection of hymns

labial
of or relating to the lips of the mouth

atonal
characterized by avoidance of traditional diatonic scales

espial
the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

gimbal
an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship’s compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips

cymbal
a percussion instrument consisting of a concave brass disk

venial
warranting only temporal punishment

local
of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular area

total
the whole amount

final
an examination administered at the end of an academic term

legal
established by or founded upon law or official rules

royal
of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch

trial
the act of testing something

ideal
a principle or value that one hopes to attain or conform to

vital
performing an essential function in the living body

metal
a chemical element or alloy that is usually a shiny solid

usual
occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure

rural
living in or characteristic of farming or country life

rival
the contestant you hope to defeat

naval
connected with an organization of military vessels

fatal
bringing death

medal
an award for winning a championship

canal
long and narrow strip of water for boats or for irrigation

steal
take without the owner’s consent

vocal
music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment

coral
a very small ocean creature that often forms reefs

viral
relating to or caused by a virus

focal
of or relating to a focus

renal
of or relating to the kidneys

papal
proceeding from the head of the Roman Catholic Church

fetal
of or relating to a fetus

regal
belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

tidal
of or relating to or caused by tides

nasal
of or in or relating to the nose

basal
serving as or forming a bottom layer

pedal
a lever that is operated with the foot

penal
of or relating to punishment

modal
relating to or expressing the mood of a verb

mural
a painting that is applied to a wall surface

axial
situated on or along or in the direction of an axis

banal
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

natal
relating to or accompanying birth

fecal
of or relating to feces

tonal
having tonality

shoal
a stretch of shallow water

aural
of or pertaining to hearing or the ear

feral
wild and menacing

petal
part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored

ducal
of or belonging to or suitable for a duke

decal
a design that can be transferred from paper to some surface

cabal
a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue

zonal
relating to or of the nature of a zone

tubal
of or relating to occurring in a tube such as e.g. the Fallopian tube or Eustachian tube

octal
of or pertaining to a number system having 8 as its base

sisal
Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope

venal
capable of being corrupted

offal
viscera and trimmings of a butchered animal

wheal
a raised mark on the skin

vagal
of or relating to the vagus nerve

dural
of or relating to the dura mater

kraal
a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa

halal
conforming to dietary laws

copal
a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes

phial
a small bottle that contains a drug

goral
small goat antelope with small conical horns

nopal
any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears

appal
strike with disgust or revulsion

argal
wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia

salal
small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-sized berries

pipal
fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity

jural
of or relating to law or to legal rights and obligations

riyal
the basic unit of money in Saudi Arabia

sepal
one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower

hadal
relating to the deepest parts of the ocean

gyral
relating to or associated with or comprising a convolution of the brain

hemal
relating to the blood vessels or blood

molal
designating a solution containing one mole of solute per kilogram of solvent

urial
bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia

gayal
ox of southeast Asia sometimes considered a domesticated breed of the gaur

tepal
an undifferentiated part of a perianth that cannot be distinguished as a sepal or a petal (as in lilies and tulips)

cecal
of or like a cecum

tical
the basic unit of money in Thailand

fugal
of or relating to or in the style of a musical fugue

real
being or occurring in fact or actuality

deal
be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

goal
the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve

oral
using speech rather than writing

coal
fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter

meal
any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

dual
consisting of two parts or components, usually in pairs

dial
the circular graduated indicator on various measuring instruments

seal
fastener consisting of a resin that is plastic when warm

heal
recover

oval
rounded like an egg

anal
of or related to the anus

zeal
a feeling of strong eagerness

veal
meat from a calf

vial
a small bottle that contains a drug

teal
a blue-green color or pigment

opal
a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica

foal
a young horse

sial
the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth’s crust; rich in silicon and aluminum

peal
a deep prolonged sound

weal
a raised mark on the skin

leal
faithful and true

rial
the basic unit of money in Iran

dhal
tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods

pal
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

gal
alliterative term for girl (or woman)

dal
a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters

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