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Word of the Day


This adjective (eh-'gree-jus) describes something as distinguished; striking; notorious; conspicuous for bad quality or taste; extraordinary; extreme; flagrant; or asocial.

This usually describes something so obvious no one could miss it.

"The woman really had such extraordinary taste in clothing that her egregious hairstyle, which consisted of four-inch spikes pointing straight up, was barely noticeable."

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