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monster

mon·ster

monster

 
 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, frightening imaginary creature.
He likes books about monsters.
 
similar words:
centaur, dragon, mermaid, ogre, phoenix, sphinx, unicorn, vampire
definition 2: anything that is large enough to be shocking.
That twenty-pound trout is a real monster.
synonyms:
giant
similar words:
gorilla
definition 3: a person who is mean or cruel.
Only a monster would beat his dog.
synonyms:
ogre, savage
similar words:
barbarian, beast, brute, devil, dragon, gorilla, villain
definition 4: any being that is not normal in appearance or shape.
A snake born with two heads is a monster.
synonyms:
freak, mutant
similar words:
ogre
derivation: monsterlike (adj.)
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Monster comes from a Latin word that means "omen" or "warning." Watch out.
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