Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Word of the day: valedictory

The word of the day is valedictory:

  1. an address or oration delivered at the commencement exercises of a college or school on behalf of the graduating class.
  2. any farewell address or oration. (

"After five decades in politics, Feinstein, at eighty-one, is the oldest sitting member of the Senate, where a late term is often less a valedictory than a chance for activism: think of Edward Kennedy or Mitch McConnell."

 - Connie Bruck, "The Inside War: To expose torture, Dianne Feinstein fought the C.I.A.—and the White House", 22 June 2015 The New Yorker (

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