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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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.
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.
On our ascent, sometimes at night, we managed to escape crevasses (deadly cracks in a glacier's surface), and survive frigid temperatures, hellacious winds, avalanches, altitude sickness and accidents.
Fifty-five sailors were airlifted from the hellacious waves by rescue helicopters, while a record 66 yachts retired from the race.
They visit me and we're constantly trying to figure it out, but the hours are hellacious and the work is quite tiresome.
He hooked a generator to a lorry and fired up the generator which started the engine with a hellacious backfire that caused fuel to spurt out of the tailpipe.
After the hellacious bout between John Cena and WWE Champion CM Punk at Night of Champions on Sept.
When I got back to the paper, we had a hellacious conversation about the need for change in policy," Seigenthaler said, pointing out that black obituaries also were rarely published.
Pity the worker who, after one hellacious manager, overreacts to any boss who shares even one of the bad manager's characteristics.
Abramoff: No, I wish I had stopped, obviously, because maybe because my life would not have been as hellacious as it became, but on the other hand, I wouldn't have stopped, I'd still be there today.