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real

Meaning: complete, utter; very, extremely

For example:

  • Our holiday was a real nightmare. It rained every day, the hotel was noisy, and the restaurants were real expensive, too.

  • Susie said the guys in Brazil were real sexy, and just about every girl on the beach was a real stunner.

Quick Quiz:

Martin came real close to winning a medal at the Olympics. He
  1. really won a medal
  2. won a real medal
  3. nearly won a medal

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