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      n   widespread reputation, esp. of a good kind; fame  
     (C14: from Anglo-Norman renoun, from Old French renom, from renomer to celebrate, from re- + nomer to name, from Latin nominare)  
  renowned      adj  
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acclaim, celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, glory, honour, illustriousness, lustre, mark, note, reputation, repute, stardom  

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renowned, Reno, renounce, reunion

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