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alpha and omega the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. [2 definitions]
anointing of the sick a Catholic sacrament in which a priest anoints a person who is in danger of imminent death, while praying for recovery and remission of sins; last rites.
antepenult the third from last syllable in a word, such as "get" in "forgetfulness".
apocalypse (cap.) the last book of the New Testament, ascribed to St. John the Divine; the Book of Revelation; Revelations. [1/3 definitions]
at length at last; finally. [1/2 definitions]
ballade a poem of three eight-line or ten-line stanzas followed by an envoy of four or five lines, the stanzas and the envoy all having the same last line. [1/2 definitions]
Belshazzar according to the Old Testament, the last king of Babylon, killed by the invading Persians after being warned by a hand that wrote of his defeat on a wall.
cellar (informal) the position of an athletic team that is last in the league standings. [1/4 definitions]
Cheshire cat in the nineteenth-century children's novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, a grinning cat that magically disappears, his grin being the last to fade away.
cognomen a last name; surname. [1/2 definitions]
compline the last of the seven canonical hours in Christian worship, or the accompanying service.
continue to last for an extended period. [1/7 definitions]
cram to prepare intensively for an examination at the last minute. [1/8 definitions]
crescent the shape of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, an arc tapering to a point at either end. [3/5 definitions]
deathbed of, relating to, or in a person's last hours of life. [1/3 definitions]
dernier cri last cry (French); the last word; latest fashion.
desperate done as a last effort, without great hope of success. [1/4 definitions]
dessert a sweet or fruit served as the last course of a meal.
Deuteronomy the fifth book of the Old Testament, which contains a restatement and exposition of the laws of Moses, his addresses to the Israelites, and an account of his last days.
do2 in music, the syllable that denotes the first or last tone of a diatonic scale. (See sol-fa.) [1/2 definitions]
doom see Last Judgment. [1/5 definitions]