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Adjective
Distinguished by a unique attribute
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“She wore special orthopedic shoes to alleviate her hammertoe.”
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Characterized by something exceptional or beyond ordinary
“We don't come here for special occasions, but it is a special occasion when we come here.”
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Something or someone that is beloved
“Her father was particularly special to her, and had a profound influence on her success as an elite footballer.”
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Bearing exclusiveness
“This club is limited to special members only.”
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Something precise or exact
“Every package contains special documentation on its origin and authenticity.”
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Of being a once-off event or situation
“It was a special case that warranted the intervention of a very specific law enforcement team.”
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Exceptionally good in a particular skill, activity or capacity
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Worth remembering or easily remembered, especially because of being special or unusual
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Distinct or special to a specific individual, thing or circumstance
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The best of its kind or class
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Having special rights, advantages, or immunities
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Having or imbued with supernatural powers, attributes or qualities
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Very fine in quality or luxurious
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Chief in size or importance
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Relating to a section or group within a community
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Steadfast and constant, especially of relationships
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Intellectually disabled, medically defined as having an IQ (intelligence quotient) below 70 in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors (which means having problems with basic functional skills that affect everyday, general living)
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Being a single, sole or solitary member a kind, type, or class
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Denoting increased dedication on an individual level toward an issue or cause
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Being so low in cost as to resemble being free of charge
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Denoting a high degree of seriousness
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Sophisticated in a way that is intended to impress
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(of information) Protected from being made public
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Having or giving an atmosphere
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Following the precepts of a religious practice
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Occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly
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Free from an obligation or liability imposed on others
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Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary
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Involving or concerned with applied and industrial sciences
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Able to be perceived, sensed, or discerned
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Added to an existing or usual amount or number
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A discount or reduction in the price of consumer costs
“There is a special for electronic goods this Christmas, but the offer will not last.”
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(broadcasting) A unique episode of a series
“They had many celebrity guests grace their presence on the 40th Anniversary special of the show.”
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An event such as a pageant or musical, produced on a large scale and with striking effects
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An exceptionally powerful fighting move
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Something sold at a loss
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The food contained or served in a dish
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Any of the regular occasions in a day when a reasonably large amount of food is eaten
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A characteristic or ability at which one particularly excels
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A highlight or special attraction of a particular place, thing or event
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A choice or expensive food
Pronoun
(colloquial, often with really or quite) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way
Adverb
Separate in time, place, or position
Determiner
Separate or respective
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