November 02, 2011
- prodigious (adjective)
- What does it mean?
- 1 : exciting amazement or wonder2 : very big : huge
- How do you use it?
- Even with years of training, not everyone has the prodigious amount of stamina that's required to complete a marathon.
- Are you a word wiz?
Which one of these sentences do you think uses "prodigious" correctly?While the bride in B tosses her bouquet, you can toss out that sentence because it uses "prodigious" as a noun instead of an adjective. Ellen's acting goals in A could best be described as "modest" or "unassuming," the very opposite of "prodigious," if she is happy with a tiny part of only one line. In C, "run-down," "shabby," and "dilapidated," come to mind as good substitutes for "prodigious." That leaves the brother in D and his seemingly insatiable craving for pasta.