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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  02/ABR/2006 7:26 PM
Assunto:  Formidable/Terrific

You did a great job with your definitions of terrific and formidable.


Terrific can also mean "large, big, etc." 


After sundown, a terrific wind started blowing through the valley.  I suppose this comes very close to your second definition of "awesome, astounding".



Formidable is often used to mean strong, challenging, serious, difficult to overcome or beat, etc.  This is often heard in relation to an opponent or enemy, a physical challenge, etc.


He is a very bright man and a formidable opponent on the tennis court.

Genghis Khan arrived with a formidable army of thousands. 

The mountain formed a forminable barrier to the survivors of the plane accident.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Formidable/Terrific  –  Luana  02/ABR/2006, 5:59 PM
 Formidable/Terrific  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 7:26 PM

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