Reading Vocab 10/11/2010

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Reading Vocab 10/11/2010
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Reading Vocabulary 10/11/2010
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  1. colossal
    adjective

    Very big; enormous:

    An elephant is colossal compared to a mouse.
  2. creature
    noun

    A living being, especially an animal:

    Ruth's pet dog is a friendly creature.
  3. heroic
    • adjective
    • Very brave or daring:

    The firefighter was famous for his heroic rescues.
  4. horrifying
    adjective

    Causing much fear:

    I liked riding the roller coaster, but Kevin thought it was horrifying.
  5. monstrous
    adjective

    Extremely large; enormous:

    The rowboat looked tiny next to the monstrous ship.
  6. terrifying
    adjective

    Causing much fear:

    The monster in the movie was a terrifying sight.
  7. tremendous
    adjective

    Very great, large, or powerful:

    Gloria swung the bat and hit the ball with tremendous force.

    • Word History
    • Tremendous is originally from the Latin word tremere which meant "to tremble." Tremendous once described something that made people tremble with fear.

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