Redoubtable [ri-dou-tuh-buhl] (adj.):
1. that is to be feared; formidable.
2. demanding or evoking respect, or reverence.
The building rose to a redoubtable height.
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.
His powers were preternatural, but he made the mistake of underestimating the strength of those around him.
Glad to be back after a few days away. I’m afraid I was terribly ill this past week. Even when the weather was hot, apparently, I should not have worn my summer clothes as my body wasn’t ready to be bear just yet. I had a fever for a couple of days, and couldn’t leave bed the whole time. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better, and I’m back to blogging with a word that describes my current feelings.
Contrite [kuhn-trahyt, kon-trahyt] (adj.):
1. caused by or showing great remorse.
2. filled by a sense of guilt and desire for atonement; penitent.
After getting a fever, I am contrite that I slipped into my summer clothes a bit too soon.