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Vocabulary for Achievement Lesson 15
Usual and Unusual
Terms in this set (11)
(adj) ridiculous; not sensible
(adj) not faked or copied; real
(adj) extremely strange or odd
(adj) usual; generally accepted
(n) a case or an example that does not follow a rule or convention
(adj) unusual and interesting because of being from another part of the world
(adj) done on a regular basis; established by long use or custom
(n) a standard, model, or pattern that is typical
(adj) unusual because of newness
(adj) the best or most outstanding; superior
(n) the form of an adjective or adverb that indicates the most or strongest; adjectives meaning "the best"
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