[ noh-vur-kuhl ]
/ noʊˈvɜr kəl /
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of, like, or befitting a stepmother.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of novercal
1615–25; <Latin novercālis, equivalent to noverc(a) stepmother + -ālis-al1
OTHER WORDS FROM novercalun·no·ver·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for novercal
/ (nəʊˈvɜːkəl) /
Word Origin for novercal
C17: from Latin novercālis, from noverca stepmother
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