The Closing Word: Pecuniary

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: (peh-KYOO-NEE-air-EE)

relating to or involving money

Synonyms: monetary

From ”Pecuniary might seem like a peculiar word for talking about money, but it all adds up when you learn that it was the worth of the cattle, or pecū in Latin, that gave pecuniary its meaning. In Roman times, livestock served as money in making transactions.”

“There are many pecuniary matters to look into before understanding how much home you can afford.”

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