1. frighteningly hideous; frightfully ugly.
They screamed as they saw the monstrous creature emerge from the lagoon.
2. shocking, horrible, or atrocious.
He received the death penalty for the monstrous crime he committed.
The guards’ monstrous brutality provoked a riot in the prison.
3. extraordinarily or abnormally large; oversize; huge.
After the game, they ate a monstrous meal of burgers, pizza, and barbecued ribs.
Cleaning up after the parade was a monstrous job for the sanitation department.
1. rough and unpleasant to the senses, esp. hearing.
The branches made a harsh screeching noise as they scraped the window.
Cherry flavoring covers up the harsh taste of the medicine.
2. rough and unpleasant in effect or action.
Flogging was a harsh but common punishment aboard ship.
I turned my collar up against the harsh wind.
It was a harsh remedy, but it achieved good results.
3. severe or demanding.
The sergeant was a harsh taskmaster.
If you continue to be so harsh with the child, he will grow up to resent you.
ih kwI v@ lihnt
the same as or equal to another in force, value, measure, or meaning.
Her punishment didn’t seem equivalent to mine.
Do you think the education you would receive at the state school would be equivalent to what you would receive at this private school?
An inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters.
“House” in English is usually equivalent to Spanish “casa.”
dih struhk tihv
causing chaos or destruction.
1. Tornadoes and hurricanes can be terribly destructive events.
The deer have been very destructive of our garden in recent years.
2. tending to destroy or discredit.
This sarcastic criticism is destructive rather than helpful to the students.
ihn da mih t@ b@l
too strong to be subdued or discouraged; unconquerable.
The indomitable spirit of the pioneers brought them through many hardships.