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genius

gen·ius

genius

 
 
pronunciation:
jin ys
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part of speech: noun
inflections: genii, geniuses
definition 1: an unusual ability to think or create in ways that go far beyond what most people can do.
The first book he wrote shows genius at work.
similar words:
creativity, imagination, ingenuity, intellect, intelligence, talent
definition 2: a person who has such power.
Sir Isaac Newton was a genius in science and math.
 
antonyms:
dunce, idiot, moron
similar words:
ace, intellectual, master, sage, talent
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Genius comes from a Latin word, gignere, which means "to produce or bring into being."
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