Monday, 7 May 2012

Entry: preternatural (adj.)

In context: "Like the equally weak-passing Eschaton-prodigy Michael Pemulis after him, Orin's whole limited game had been built around a preternatural lob, which of course a lob is just a higher-than-opponent parabola that ideally lands just shy of play's rear boundary and is hard to retrieve and return."

Definition: Outside the ordinary course of nature; differing from or surpassing what is natural; unnatural; †abnormal, exceptional, unusual (obs.).

Other: Great word!  This is an entry you see in print a lot; it's nice to see that I've been understanding it correctly.

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 293
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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