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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 donʼt 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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