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Today's word is:

egregious

|iˈgrējəs|

adjective

  1. Outstandingly bad; shocking : egregious abuses of copyright.
  2. [Archaic] Remarkably good.

ORIGIN: mid 16th cent. (sense 2): from Latin egregius 'illustrious,' literally 'standing out from the flock,' from ex- 'out' + grex, greg- 'flock.' The derogatory sense (late 16th cent.) probably arose as an ironical use.