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especial

  

      adj   prenominal  
1    unusual; notable; exceptional  
he paid especial attention to her that evening     
2    applying to one person or thing in particular; not general; specific; peculiar  
he had an especial dislike of relatives     
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin specialis individual; see special)  
   especially             adv  
Especial and especially have a more limited use than special and specially. Special is always used in preference to especial when the sense is one of being out of the ordinary: a special lesson; he has been specially trained. Special is also used when something is referred to as being for a particular purpose: the word was specially underlined for you. Where an idea of pre-eminence or individuality is involved, either especial or special may be used: he is my especial (or special) friend; he is especially (or specially) good at his job. In informal English, however, special is usually preferred in all contexts  
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especially

  
1    chiefly, conspicuously, exceptionally, extraordinarily, largely, mainly, markedly, notably, outstandingly, principally, remarkably, seriously     (informal)   signally, specially, strikingly, supremely, uncommonly, unusually  
2    exclusively, expressly, particularly, peculiarly, singularly, specifically, uniquely  

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v.
move a short distance, especially while seated
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
n.
A person who rejects consumerism and seeks to contribute to the environmental protection by reducing waste, especially by retrieving and using discarded food and other goods.
blend of 'free' and 'vegan'. Ex: I met a group of freegans, and I was blown away when they showed me how much food is wasted every day.
n.
the mechanism of blocking certain features for people who don't pay, especially on freemium models, for newspapers for example
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
n.
1. Los Angeles or Hollywood, especially with regard to the film and television industry, in their reputed glamour and trendiness 2. a fanciful state or dreamworld [be in la-la land = a state of being out of touch with reality]
[US] [informal] 1. She's very fond of stories about life in la-la land 2. He's unrealistic about these issues and looks like he's in la-la land the whole time
n.
person skilled for an activity, especially for one involving motion (like sports; dance)
una canción de los 90
adj.
characterised by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
Ex: This panglossian side of my friend reminds me of the guy singing “Always look on the bright side of life” as he’s getting crucified at the end of 'Monty Python’s Life of Brian'
adj.
having a moustache, especially a bushy, long or elaborate one
Ex: Interrogated about the prime suspect he had lately spotted in a restaurant, the poet surprisingly claimed: "He was looking trim and was moustachioed eating an ice cream which was pistachioed".
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
v.
become very nervous or anxious especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
[informal] Ex.: She always gets the jitters before going on stage.
exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
n.
The practice of monitoring the effects of medical drugs, especially in order to identify and evaluate previously unreported adverse reactions
[Med.] Ex: In his job as a pharmacovigilance officer, Andrew develops diagnostic tools to improve drug safety
n.
a person who has a lack of experience, skill or knowledge in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet
[Slang];[Pej.] Also written "n00b" (with zeros). The word came from "newb" or "newbie" which refers to someone who is just starting out in the use of the Net.
n.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.
n.
an affectionate slang name for a penis, similar to tadger, which is a more common used term. Used especially in the North of England, Todger has also been used as a nickname, particularly for males called Tom and Todd
n.
a person who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances and especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire's Candide (1759). Ex: One needn't be a Pangloss to dismiss the notion that the world can ever get better.
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
v.
make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
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