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supreme

adjective     /suːˈpriːm/
C1 having the highest rank, level, or importance: the supreme commander of the armed forces the Supreme Court The present constitution gives supreme authority to the presidency. Beethoven reigns supreme among classical composers.Very important or urgent very great, or the best: For me, dieting requires a supreme effort of will. She was awarded a medal for showing supreme bravery.Extremely good
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