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    prodigious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prodigious

    (adj) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    Synonyms : colossal , stupendous
    Example Sentence
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
    (adj) of momentous or ominous significance
    Synonyms : portentous
    Example Sentence
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity
    • a prodigious vision
    (adj) far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    Example Sentence
    • a night of exceeding darkness
    • an exceptional memory
    • olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy
    • the young Mozart's prodigious talents
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prodigious

The root PRO- means 'in favor of'.The root DIGI- (e.g., digit) refers to numbers or quantity. So, PRODIGIOUS refers to a favorable (or great) number.

pro+Dj=> professional DJ is extra ordinary

Pro+Digious= Professional Diggaj

prod refers to production and gious sounds as genious so someone genious in production we say him as marvelous, great.

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prodigy is very talent person, so prodigious means talented person who is GREAT IN SIZE

Think PROfessional/DIGger=HUGE amount. A PRO DIGGER--with his fancy digging uniform and silver shovel--digs such HUGE quantities of dirt that he's able to completely fill in the ocean.

Like Prodigy - Huge or just gifted.

we fight about prodigious dirty dishes

if we dig something we can get amazing, awesome diamonds, jewellery.

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