Word of the Day: Preternatural


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Tired of using the word “extraordinary”? Try today’s word.

Preternatural [pree-ter-nach-er-uhl, –nach-ruhl] (adj.):

Supernatural; out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal.

Example:

His powers were preternatural, but he made the mistake of underestimating the strength of those around him.

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8 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Preternatural”

  1. I rather think I’d have been more that happy if the schoolmaster all those years ago called me ‘preternatural’ rather than ‘moron.’ What a jolly good word – must use it in a skit!

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