hellacious


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hellacious

(hɛlˈeʃəs)
1. mod. terrible. The heat was hellacious, and the mosquitoes wouldn’t leave us alone.
2. mod. wild; excellent. (Use caution with hell.) What a hellacious good time we had!
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I was hitting him with some hellacious shots," said Eubank.
Its been a hellacious year for Brazil, due to political crisis, the impact of Russian sanctions, and oil.
The younger generation knows modern plastics can be hellacious strong and molded to very precise dimensions.
Given "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter's let's-get-medieval sensibilities, the wedding of his knack for dark and violent material with an early 14-century setting sounds like a match made in a hellacious Heaven.
The ground was a hellacious investment, no doubt, but worth every penny in his book.
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Also called Thunder and Lightning, both Derek and Ron achieved fame for their hellacious dunks and super fast speed that left all the other players in their dust.
To focus attention first on society's nonpersons is the most effective way to expose the suffering nature of the social system as a whole--the hellacious karma of self-centered thought, action, and consequent suffering operative in all who participate in the system.
In my memory, every phase of life is up and down--there are times you remember that were just hellacious and you just wanted everything to be different, you wanted everything to change, and you wanted to be older, or you never wanted to grow up.
Thank heavens that Ed Jared wrote down his sentimental and hellacious journey.
Darlington's Hall showed thudding power and an unflinching will to win when he captured the vacant title in Leeds last December, coming through 12 hellacious rounds to beat South African southpaw Vusi Malinga on unanimous points.
Later that year, Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez dealt Pacquiao a hellacious sixth-round knockout in their fourth fisticuff.
While Montanus and others portrayed inquisitors as shadowy robed monks devilishly chanting Latin in gothic halls, this was more Hollywood than hellacious reality.
The film proceeds to depict, in rigorous detail, his step-by-step attempts to fix the hole, weather a hellacious storm and, quite basically, survive.
The authors translate diaries written by Slovenian citizens during the war, reminding us of the hellacious effects the war had on civilians, killing them, displacing them, starving them, frightening them, always creating an upheaval.