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awesome

awe·some

awesome

pronunciation:
aw sm
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing awe.
The exploding of a star is an awesome event.The hurricane struck with awesome power.
similar words:
awful, dread, dreadful, formidable, ghastly, mighty, overwhelming, portentous, superb
definition 2: (slang) terrific; excellent.
Their music is awesome.
synonyms:
cool, great, super
derivations: awesomely (adv.), awesomeness (n.)
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