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 for usual
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Usual \U"su*al\, a. [L. usualis, from usus use: cf. F. usuel.
     See Use, n.]
     Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary
     practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary;
     ordinary; habitual; common.
     [1913 Webster]
           Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and
           frequent in their times.                 --Hooker.
     [1913 Webster]
           We can make friends of these usual enemies. --Baxter.
     [1913 Webster] -- U"su*al*ly, adv. -- U"su*al*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: occurring or encountered or experienced or observed
             frequently or in accordance with regular practice or
             procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer
             heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual
             bedtime" [ant: unusual]
      2: commonly encountered; "a common (or familiar) complaint";
         "the usual greeting" [syn: common, usual]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "usual":
     accepted, accustomed, arranged, average, banal, besetting,
     bourgeois, businesslike, central, characteristic, chronic, common,
     commonplace, conformable, consuetudinary, conventional, current,
     customary, distinctive, distinguishing, dominant, epidemic,
     established, everyday, exemplary, expected, familiar, formal,
     frequent, frequentative, garden, garden variety, garden-variety,
     generally accepted, habitual, hackneyed, harmonious, household,
     in hand, intermediary, intermediate, many, many times, mean,
     medial, median, mediocre, medium, methodical, middle-class,
     middle-of-the-road, middling, moderate, natural, naturalistic,
     no great shakes, normal, normative, not rare, obtaining,
     of common occurrence, oft-repeated, oftentime, old, ordered,
     orderly, ordinary, pandemic, plastic, popular, predictable,
     predominant, predominating, prescribed, prescriptive, prevailing,
     prevalent, prosaic, quintessential, rampant, realistic, received,
     recurrent, regnant, regular, regulation, reigning, rife, routine,
     ruling, run-of-mine, run-of-the-mill, running, same, sample, set,
     standard, steady, stereotyped, stock, suburban, symmetrical,
     systematic, the common, the commonplace, the normal, the ordinary,
     the usual, thick-coming, time-honored, traditional, trite,
     true to form, true to type, typal, typic, typical, unexceptional,
     uniform, unimaginative, universal, unnoteworthy, unoriginal,
     unremarkable, unspectacular, vernacular, well-known, well-ordered,
     well-regulated, widespread, wonted, workaday, worn out

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