Archive for Category: Adjective


easily made angry, unhappy or upset

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Having spent another sleepless night burning with desire for Sita, Ravana felt tetchy as he marched towards the park where Sita lived. Mahabharata:  Feeling tetchy because of his envy for the Pandava’s prosperity, Duryodhana snarled and snapped at any servant who crossed his way. Bhagavad-gita:  If we are tetchy, that means there’s


unknown, unacknowledged or unsung

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  The citizens of Lanka were alarmed that an unheralded monkey had entered into and burned their powerful city. Mahabharata:  Although Ghatothakacha wasn’t exactly an unheralded warrior, his sheer skill and strength caught Duryodhana by surprise. Bhagavad-gita:  Our smallest acts of devotion are accepted and appreciated by the Lord, even if they go


having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Maricha had expected at best a plucky display of archery from the teenage princes; he hadn’t at all expected speed, strength and skill that could not even be tolerated, leave alone defeated. Mahabharata:  Abhimanyu’s plucky fighting even while surrounded by enemies won the admiration of Drona on the battlefield and the celestials


stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Ravana remained bloody-minded in his refusal to return Sita to Rama, the war became inevitable. Mahabharata:  When Krishna presented his peace proposal to Dhritarashtra, the blind king replied it was his bloody-minded son Duryodhana who needed to be persuaded. Bhagavad-gita:  Because Arjuna was so overwhelmed with compassion that all the assembled


causing or involving calamity, disastrous

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Although all of his leading warriors were dead, Ravana couldn’t bring himself to admit that his abduction of Sita had been a calamitous blunder. Mahabharata:  Although Abhimanyu’s death had made the thirteenth day of the Kurukshetra war calamitous for the Pandavas, Drona knew that an enraged Arjuna accompanied by Krishna could make


very intense or extreme, unbearable

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  As Rama and Lakshmana raced back to their cottage, their anxiety about Sita’s safety became excruciating. Mahabharata:  As Arjuna closed in on Jayadratha but was suddenly blocked by nearly a dozen Kaurava warriors, the tension became excruciating. Bhagavad-gita:  When Arjuna put aside his bow in the middle of the Kurukshetra battlefield and


mean and cowardly 

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Knowing that a night attack was not beyond the dastardly Ravana, Rama and several of his journals kept a night-long vigil throughout the entire duration of the war. Mahabharata:  Kripacharya told Ashvattama that his plan to attack sleeping warriors was too dastardly to even consider, leave alone act on. Bhagavad-gita:  Nothing is


offensively bold or disrespectful

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Although Ravana considered Hanuman to be impudent, the monkey was only speaking in the language that Ravana was likely to understand: the language of power. Mahabharata:  When impudent Duryodhana slapped his thigh in response to the sage Maitreya’s earnest request, he sealed his pact with death. Bhagavad-gita:   People of demoniac nature


harsh, grating 

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  As Sugriva waited outside the cave, hearing intently, he couldn’t hear Vali’s fierce roars, the demon’s rasping grunts or any sound at all. Mahabharata:  Duryodhana’s rasping cry, “Kill Bhima!” moved none of his troops; they were struck with fear on seeing Bhima’s power and anger. Bhagavad-gita:  As Arjuna observed the opposing armies,