The Closing Word: Passel

Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (PASS-ull)

(often followed by ‘of’) a large number or amount or extent

From “The informal passel is a great way to talk about a large but vague number of things or people, like a passel of cousins at Thanksgiving or a passel of puppies at the local animal shelter. Passel is a nineteenth century invention, a US dialect version of parcel, “quantity, part, or portion.”

“The passel of luxury condos set to come online next year will certainly have an impact on prices, but continued high demand will mitigate the drop.”


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