Word of the Day: Avuncular

No, seriously, why does this word exist?  Not that it offends me, it just baffles my mind that we would have a word for this at all.  Is there an equally imperious-sounding equivalent for aunts? Grandparents? Siblings?  I have yet to find one.

unclefesteravuncular“The avuncular politician bought pizza for the press.”

Avuncular – adj.

: of, relating to, or resembling an uncle

~per Merriam-Webster