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Adjective
Preceding all others of a series or kind
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“A small museum stands on what is believed to be the original site where the family lived.”
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Fresh and unusual
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“This original take on historical fiction manages to mesmerize with its clever interweaving of stories.”
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Of the same origin as claimed
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“It's like finding an original Picasso at a garage sale. It's the discovery of a lifetime!”
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(of a piece of artistic work) Freshly completed and subject to refinement or editing
“The original cut was highly edgy and thought-provoking, but they decided to change the ending to make it more palatable for mainstream audiences.”
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Contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted
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Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness
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Funny and clever
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Bearing exclusiveness
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Essential, as an element, principle, or law
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A characteristic particular to something
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Displaying a creative streak for a given activity
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Innate or instinctive to a person or thing
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Not improved
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Not modified
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Completely new, clean, and pure
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Not familiar with or used to
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Very typical of a certain kind of person or thing
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From or relating to a previous era
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Like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
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Full of meaning or significance
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Having or showing a reasonable or high level of intellect
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Above or beyond what is expected or normal
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The earliest form of something, from which copies may be made
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“I do believe this is the original of which I was shown a photocopy sometime last year.”
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(true original) An eccentric or unusual person
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“Jonathan Richman is a songwriter without compare, a true original in a sea of troubadour imitators.”
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The characteristic of being innovative
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A principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
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The genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation
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A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence
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Manuscript in author's handwriting
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(somewhat rare) A garment or a copy of a garment by a well-known designer
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Something, typically a process or device, that has been invented
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An earlier model
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First
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