Saturday, 29 December 2012


apopemptic \ap-uh-PEMP-tik\, adjective:

1. Pertaining to leave-taking or departing; valedictory.

The others followed suit and, politely apopemptic, vanished into the night.

-- Sōseki Natsume, Aiko Ito, Graeme Wilson, I Am a Cat

Rising to prominence in the middle 1700s, apopemptic derives from the Greek apopemptikós, pertaining to 'sending away.'

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