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especial

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2 closely acquainted
  • he told his especial friends about the job offer but kept everyone else in the dark

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3 of a particular or exact sort
  • with a very ordinary lawn, we don't have any especial need for a gardener

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special, especial, specific, particular, individual mean of or relating to one thing or class. special stresses having a quality, character, identity, or use of its own. special ingredients especial may add implications of preeminence or preference. a matter of especial importance specific implies a quality or character distinguishing a kind or a species. children with specific nutritional needs particular stresses the distinctness of something as an individual. a ballet step of particular difficulty individual implies unequivocal reference to one of a class or group. valued each individual opinion

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The first known use of especial was in the 14th century

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“Especial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/especial. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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