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

  Spectacular \Spec*tac"u*lar\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show.
        "Spectacular sports." --G. Hickes.
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     2. Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of
        pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration
        of some event; a spectacular play.
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     3. Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect; "a
             dramatic sunset"; "a dramatic pause"; "a spectacular
             display of northern lights"; "it was a spectacular play";
             "his striking good looks always created a sensation"
             [syn: dramatic, spectacular, striking]
      2: characteristic of spectacles or drama; "spectacular dives
         from the cliff"
      3: having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an
         outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti
         semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own
         freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the
         book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a
         striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros
         in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and
         child" [syn: outstanding, prominent, salient,
         spectacular, striking]
      n 1: a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "spectacular":
     actor-proof, all-star, amazing, astonishing, astounding, ballet,
     balletic, blatant, brazen, brazenfaced, breathtaking, cinematic,
     cinematographic, colorful, confounding, crude, dramatic,
     dramatical, eye-opening, film, filmic, flagrant, flaring,
     flaunting, garish, gaudy, glaring, gorgeous, ham, hammy,
     histrionic, legitimate, loud, lurid, melodramatic, meretricious,
     milked, mind-boggling, miraculous, monodramatic, movie, obtrusive,
     operatic, overacted, overplayed, overwhelming, prodigious, scenic,
     screaming, sensational, shameless, stagelike, stageworthy,
     staggering, stagy, starstruck, startling, stellar, striking,
     stunning, stupendous, surprising, tawdry, theaterlike, theatrical,
     thespian, thrilling, thrown away, underacted, underplayed,
     vaudevillian, vulgar, wonderful, wondrous

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