fecund
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(pronounced FEH-kehnd)

Even though it has always looked a noun to me, fecund is actually an adjective, and it means prolific and fruitful. When applied to a human instead of an agricultural crop or an animal species, it means incredibly inventive, intellectually industrious and imaginatively productive.

Example: Roger was quite envious of Josey’s fecund mind, as it never failed to produce numerous design solutions to complex problems, even when she was running on very little sleep or under pressure to meet an imminent deadline.