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penultimate

adjective

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formal occurring immediately before the last one; next to the last
  • the penultimate chapter of the book
  • the penultimate syllable of the word

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The first known use of penultimate was in 1677

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“Penultimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/penultimate. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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