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A.Word.A.Day--gargantuan

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This week's theme: eponyms.

gargantuan (gar-GAN-choo-uhn) adjective

Gigantic.

[After Gargantua, a voracious giant, the father of Pantagruel, in a series of novels by François Rabelais (c. 1490-1553).]

See more usage examples of gargantuan in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Walls were built around Constantinople, gargantuan chains were set over the Bosporus and the Golden Horn to prevent any attempts by the enemy to enter."
Vercihan Ziflioglu; A Sole Burned Gate; Turkish Daily News (Istanbul); Mar 26, 2008.

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