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preternatural

adjective uk   /ˌpriː.təˈnætʃ.ər.əl/ us    /-t̬ɚˈnætʃ.ɚ-/ formal
more than is usual or natural: Anger gave me preternatural strength, and I managed to force the door open.Strange, suspicious and unnatural
preternaturally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
The house seemed preternaturally silent.Strange, suspicious and unnatural
(Definition of preternatural from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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