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The al ending is derived from Latin and often brings the sense of something being related to, connected with, or characteristic of a root word. Words that end in al can take on a range of meanings, from describing qualities to denoting actions or states.

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1. Historical: This adjective is used to describe things related to history. For example, historical landmarks are places that have played a significant role in the past.

2. Structural: This adjective describes the design or arrangement (i.e. the structure) of something. Structural integrity, for example, is the soundness and stability of a construction.

3. Portal: This noun might refer to a doorway, entrance, or gateway, often with a sense of transition (like at a port).

hospital He went to hospital so they could mend his wound.
local The local farmer reared cattle.
accidental Their meeting was purely accidental.
mental Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness.
metal The metal began to corrode.
medal Sara won the silver medal.
practical Fieldwork is practical work conducted in the natural environment.
fatal Macbeth's fatal flaw was his ambition.
typical Mini skirts were typical 60s fashion.
total Can you work out the total?
vital They lost a vital component of the machine.
scandal The scandal had a discernible effect on the politician´s career.
legal The notary examined the legal documents.
sandal I lost my sandal at the beach.
capital Paris is the capital city of France.
dental Jenny required dental treatment after the accident.
natural Physical geography is the study of the natural things of the Earth.
mortal I was born a mortal.
natal Natal relates to birth.

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