Common and Rare


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Common adjective – Often observed or encountered.
Usage example: horse ranches are a common sight in that part of the state

Rare is an antonym for common in topics: usual, low, average, uncommon, held in common.
Nearby Words: commonplace, commonly, commons, commonality, commonness
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Rare adjective – Being out of the ordinary.
Usage example: even among the prize-winning roses, this one is a rare beauty

Common is an antonym for rare in topics: uncommon, precious, exceptional, not fully cooked.
Nearby Words: rarity, rarely, rareness
Antonyms for Rare
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Things that words describes

occurrence common occurrence rare occurrence
character common character rare character
power common power rare power
people common people rare people
Other nouns: name, type, form, use, example, element, variation, sight, weapon, subversion, version, variant, items, enemy, weapons, enemies, examples, types.

Both words in one sentence

  • Lethal Joke Item They are weaker than the above weapons, but have the special ability to severely increase the drop rate of items, be they common or rare ones.
  • Random Drop aka: Randomly Drops Most monsters did not have common drops, but some monsters (especially bosses) were guaranteed to drop certain items because they had the same item as both common and rare drops.
  • Video Game / Phantasy Star Online 2 The only bad part is that you won't immediately know if you got something that's actually valuable in the case of enemies who have common and rare drops of the same weapon class.
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