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 for prodigious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prodigious \Pro*di"gious\, a. [L. prodigiosus, fr. prodigium a
     prodigy; cf. F. prodigieux. See Prodigy.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Of the nature of a prodigy; marvelous; wonderful;
        portentous. [Obs. or R.] --Spenser.
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              It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky.
                                                    --Sir T.
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     2. Extraordinary in bulk, extent, quantity, or degree; very
        great; vast; huge; immense; as, a prodigious mountain; a
        prodigious creature; a prodigious blunder. "Prodigious
        might." --Milton.
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     Syn: Huge; enormous; monstrous; portentous; marvelous;
          amazing; astonishing; extraordinary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe;
             "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a
             colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous
             field of grass"; "stupendous demand" [syn: colossal,
             prodigious, stupendous]
      2: of momentous or ominous significance; "such a
         portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman
         Melville; "a prodigious vision" [syn: portentous,
      3: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of
         exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian
         efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young
         Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding,
         exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "prodigious":
     Atlantean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Herculean,
     Homeric, abysmal, amazing, amplitudinous, astonishing, astounding,
     astronomic, astronomical, awesome, beguiling, bewildering,
     bewitched, boundless, bulky, colossal, cosmic, cracking, cyclopean,
     dumbfounding, elephantine, enchanted, enigmatic, enormous, epic,
     exceptional, extensive, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic,
     fascinating, flabbergasting, galactic, gargantuan, giant,
     giantlike, gigantic, heroic, huge, humongous, immeasurable,
     immense, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible,
     indescribable, ineffable, infinite, jumbo, king-size, large,
     legendary, leviathan, magical, mammoth, marvelous, massive, massy,
     mighty, mind-blowing, mind-boggling, miraculous, monster,
     monstrous, monumental, mortal, mountainous, mythical, necromantic,
     notable, noteworthy, outlandish, outsize, overgrown,
     passing strange, phenomenal, portentous, profound, puzzling, rare,
     remarkable, sensational, sizable, spacious, spectacular,
     staggering, startling, strange, striking, stupefying, stupendous,
     surprising, thaumaturgic, titanic, towering, tremendous,
     unexampled, unheard-of, unimaginable, unique, unparalleled,
     unprecedented, unspeakable, unusual, vast, voluminous, weighty,
     wonder-working, wonderful, wondrous

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