Cool words #32
As noted in Cool words #23, ‘ultimate’, meaning last or final, and ‘penultimate’, meaning second to last are indeed cool words. But the lexical awesomeness does not stop with ultimate and penultimate. There’s also antepenultimate, meaning third to last, and preantepenultimate, meaning – you guessed it – fourth to last. So, for example, for the six Star Wars movies that have been completed to date, the antepenultimate film in the series’ story order is my favourite, with, ironically, the penultimate film a close second.