intense

(waterleft) + (white) + (direction / method / person) + (director)
★★★☆☆
16 strokes
ILL PAIR

Onyomi

GEKI

If the movie is intense I GET KEYED up and start yelling at the screen.

Mnemonic

The wet, white-capped, intense waves were heading in the direction of the director!!

Kunyomi

はげ*しい severe, violent, intense Has the nuance of something that is aggressive and over-full of energy: weather, emotions, or even a place that is crazy packed and busy can be hageshii.
★★★★☆

Jukugo

刺激(しげき) する

stimulate ★☆☆☆☆
(stab / buisness card) + (intense) = 刺激 (stimulate)

stimulate something - a chemical reaction, a clitoris, whatever. (v) ;a stimulus (n)

激励(げきれい) する

encouragement, incitement ☆☆☆☆☆ NP
(intense) + (diligence) = 激励 (encouragement, incitement )

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
intense WHITE
extreme TREE

The WHITE-water rafting is intense!!!!!, but the TREE is extremely tall!!!!

Synonyms

extreme
激しい    極端    過激