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Something exceptional…     prodigious   Something exceptional, substantial, or great is prodigious. A blizzard includes prodigious wind and snow. A prodigiouswriter is one who can write a lot and do it well.   Prodigious is a word for things that are impressive. If you have prodigious strength, you’re very strong. If your cat had a prodigious litter of kittens,…

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A side-by-side contrast   juxtaposition   If a waiter served you a whole fish and a scoop of chocolate ice cream on the same plate, your surprise might be caused by the juxtaposition, or the side-by-side contrast, of the two foods.   Any time unlike things bump up against each other, you can describe it as…

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Lasting forever… perpetuity   The word perpetuity means the property of being perpetual, or lasting forever. The perpetuity of an eternal flame means that it will burn forever, while an ordinary candle flame will eventually extinguish.   First appearing in the 15th century, the noun perpetuity derives from the Latin word perpetuus meaning “continuing throughout.” It can mean the quality of being perpetual,…