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Perfect and perfectly

perfect

adjective

as good, correct, or accurate as it is possible to be

perfectly

adverb

in a way that could not be better

ideal

adjective

as good as you can imagine, and probably too good to be real

ideally

adverb

in the best possible way

model

adjective

a model student, husband etc behaves in the way that a perfect student, husband etc would behave

impeccable

adjective

perfect in every way

infallible

adjective

not capable of making mistakes

flawless

adjective

without any mistakes, marks, or bad features

watertight

adjective

something that is watertight such as an excuse, argument, case, or alibi is so good that no one can find anything wrong with it

above/beyond reproach

impossible to criticize because of being so good

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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