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select

adjective     /sɪˈlekt/
of only the best type or highest quality, and usually small in size or amount: It's a very select club - I've been trying unsuccessfully to join it for years. These activities should be available to all pupils, not just a select few. Hamilton lives in a very select part of London.Extremely good
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