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exceptional

adjective uk   /ɪkˈsep.ʃən.əl/ approving us  
B2 much greater than usual, especially in skill, intelligence, quality, etc.: an exceptional student exceptional powers of concentration The company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.
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adverb uk   /-i/ us  
an exceptionally fine portrait
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