Monday, August 30, 2010

word of the day :: prodigious

[pruh-dij-uh s]

1.  extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.: aprodigious research grant. 
2. wonderful or marvelous: a prodigious feat.
3. abnormal; monstrous.
4. Obsolete ominous.

1545–55;  < L prōdigiōsus  marvelous. See prodigy-ous

"It is one of the prodigious privileges of art that the horrific, artistically expressed, becomes beauty, and that sorrow, given rhythm and cadence, fills the spirit with a calm joy."

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