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genius

  
  ( geniuses    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Genius is very great ability or skill in a particular subject or activity.  
This is the mark of her real genius as a designer..., The man had genius and had made his mark in the aviation world..., Its very title is a stroke of genius.     
2       n-count   A genius is a highly talented, creative, or intelligent person.  
Chaplin was not just a genius, he was among the most influential figures in film history.     
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genius

  
1    adept, brain     (informal)   brainbox, buff     (informal)   expert, hotshot     (informal)   intellect     (informal)   maestro, master, master-hand, mastermind, maven     (U.S.)   virtuoso, whiz     (informal)  
2    ability, aptitude, bent, brilliance, capacity, creative power, endowment, faculty, flair, gift, inclination, knack, propensity, talent, turn  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    dolt, dunce, fool, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, nincompoop, simpleton  

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genus, genie, generous, genetics

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