Archive for Category: Adjective



Example Sentences: Ramayana:  For Ravana, the polychromatic beauty of the Himalayan forests held no charm when compared to the sensual beauty of the damsel meditating in that forest. Mahabharata:  The Mahabharata’s morality is polychromatic because the Mahabharata’s good characters sometimes do bad things and its bad characters sometimes do good things. Bhagavad-gita:  Because the three


too long or too wordy and therefore boring or difficult

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Hanuman had no interest in giving a prolix discourse to Ravana; he just gave a stern warning and a scary demonstration of Rama’s prowess. Mahabharata:  Because both Bhishma and Yudhishthira were lovers of wisdom, neither found their discussion on Bhishma’s deathbed prolix, even though it ran into thousands of verses. Bhagavad-gita:  The


highly disturbed, unstable or crazy

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Rama acted like an unhinged person, crying in separation from Sita, the sight bewildered Parvati, even though Shiva told her it was all Rama’s lila. Mahabharata:  Being rejected by everyone – her lover Shalya, her abductor Bhishma and her father – Amba became unhinged and wandered aimlessly through the forest. Bhagavad-gita: 


relating to existence, especially its nature or purpose

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  During the Ramayana, death of any of the protagonists, be it Dasharatha or Vali or Ravana, prompts discussion about existential questions as a means for coming to grips with an altered reality. Mahabharata:  As the Pandavas struggled to come to terms with their sudden exile, they often had existential discussions among themselves


unwise, by failing to consider the consequences of one’s actions

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Among all generals, Kumbhakarna was the only general, apart from Vibhishana, to point out that Ravana had been imprudent in abducting Sita. Mahabharata:  When Yudhishthira made an imprudent attempt to single-handedly attack the Kauravas for avenging Abhimanyu’s death, Vyasadeva stopped him. Bhagavad-gita:  The demoniac are imprudent not necessarily because they don’t have


showing no shame or embarrassment about doing something bad

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Shurapankha claimed that she had gone to Rama’s hermitage simply to get Sita for Ravana, she spoke a bald-faced lie. Mahabharata:  When Duryodhana argued that he had done no wrong in dealing with the Pandavas, he wasn’t trying to speak a bald-faced lie; he was so deluded that he believed he


noisy, energetic and rough

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Hanuman was such a boisterous baby that once he fearlessly leapt towards the rising sun, mistaking it to be a shiny fruit. Mahabharata:  Bhima was a boisterous child – when he once fell from a high cliff to a rock, he survived; the rock didn’t. Bhagavad-gita:  As soon as Bhishma blew his


severely critical of others

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  If we think that Rama banished Sita just because of a complaint of a censorious citizen, we overlook the spirit of selfless sacrifice that runs throughout the epic. Mahabharata:  When Vikarna pointed out how the gambling match violated several ethical principles, Duryodhana tried to silence him with a censorious glance. Bhagavad-gita:  A


great joy, especially at someone else’s defeat or failure

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Indrajita reported to Ravana that Rama and Lakshmana, along with most of their army, had been killed, the demons began an exultant celebration that went deep into the night. Mahabharata:  The Kauravas’ exultant celebration was cut short when the sun suddenly reappeared and Arjuna shot an arrow to cut off Jayadratha’s


noisy and difficult to control

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  As a child, Hanuman was so mischievous and obstreperous that the sages decided to curse him so that he would forget his powers, thereby reducing his pranks. Mahabharata:  Although Bhima was powerful from birth, he was never obstreperous – the austerities of living in the forest had made him disciplined. Bhagavad-gita:  The