There is no call for using the following words:

preternatural Main Entry: pre.ter.nat.u.ral
Pronunciation: "prE-t&r-'na-ch&-r&l, -'nach-r&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Medieval Latin praeternaturalis, from Latin praeter naturam beyond nature
Date: 1580
1 : existing outside of nature
2 : exceeding what is natural or regular : EXTRAORDINARY
3 : inexplicable by ordinary means; especially : PSYCHIC
- pre.ter.nat.u.ral.ly /-'na-ch&-r&-lE, 'nach-r&-, 'na-ch&r-/ adverb
- pre.ter.nat.u.ral.ness /-'na-ch&-r&l-n&s, -'nach-r&l-/ noun


Why there is no call: Because it's precious. It's fey. It's cloying. It's inevitably used as an adverb; that is, an adjective modifying another adjective, which ought to strike you as a bad idea on its own. If it doesn't, you are clearly not licensed to use this word, because you are almost certainly going to yoke it to one of its usual partners in crime: "strength," "agility," "chill," or "speed." Rendering you open to all manner of intellectual property suits from Anne Rice, Laurel K. Hamilton, and a lot of other hacks.

Suggested substitution: Nothing. Whack it out, toss it, and rewrite the scene to show the extreme speed, strength, agility, or pfft-whatever in action. Remember that we already know that vampires are outside of the natural order of things. That's why we're here.

Cross-reference: See "vampire," below.

lave
vampire
hiss (sexual context)