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punc·tu·al

punctual

 
 
pronunciation:
puhngk chu l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: on time; prompt.
It is important to be punctual for a job interview.
synonyms:
prompt
antonyms:
late, tardy
similar words:
on the dot, timely
derivations: punctually (adv.), punctuality (n.), punctualness (n.)
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The word punctual contains the following part:
pung, punct, point Latin root that means prick, sharp