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GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards

preternatural

not normal or usual


Usage

The architect is Renzo Piano, the European with a preternatural gift for making American museum trustees believe they are safe in his hands. (The man takes on another museum commission more or less once a month, or so it seems. ...

There are so many unusual things about "American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery: his signature microphone technique, his preternatural ease onstage and, oh yeah, the fact that's he's both a kick-ass ...

Knowing their noir, Team Bondi perfected a technology that would allow them to accurately record the physiology of lying: the blush, the errant glance, the telltale twitch, creating a game that rewards emotional acuity, rather than preternatural thumb ...

She wants her childhood friends to love and accept her, despite their paltry human attributes and their disgust at her recent choice to become a preternatural bloodsucker. Eden was reborn into an ancient coven, run by the sexy and powerful Lucius, ...

Chosen by National Geographic as its Photograph of the Day for 17 May, the Frans Lanting photo's painterly colors and preternatural trees give it an oil-on-canvas illusion. The orange background is in fact a dune, tinted orange by the morning sun, ...