|preternatural||Main Entry: pre.ter.nat.u.ral
Pronunciation: "prE-t&r-'na-ch&-r&l, -'nach-r&l
Etymology: Medieval Latin praeternaturalis, from Latin praeter naturam beyond nature
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
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.
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