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Adjectives describe the nouns, and a simple form to remember them is by recalling our five senses; you can use your sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing to find words describing a person, place, or thing.
Here is a list of some adjectives used to describe Halloween. These are nouns modifiers and have a direct effect on the noun.

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- Appearance adjectives: These adjectives engage in the sight sense. An appearance is helpful to describe how someone or something looks.
Ugly green troll
ugly troll
  • Old-fashioned     
  • Abominable                                                
  • Ugly
  • Dirty
  • Somber                     

- Color Adjectives: These adjectives also engage in the sight sense. They come in handy to make more specific descriptions.

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Gray
  • Black
  • White        
-         Condition Adjectives: These adjectives describe the state, situation, or working order of something or someone.

Powerful troll
Powerful troll
          • Dead
          • Odd
          • Powerful
          • Obscure
          • Difficult

 -    Feeling (bad) adjectives: These adjectives are helpful to describe a state of mind.

Angry cat, cat on fire, white cat
Angry cat
  • Mysterious
  • Nervous
  • Repulsive
  • Angry
  • Scary 

-         Shape adjectives: These adjectives engage in the touch sense and/or sight; it helps identify how something looks. 

Crooked tree
Crooked tree
  • Chubby
  • Crooked
  • Deep
  • Narrow
  • Shallow
  • Skinny

-  Size Adjectives: These adjectives engage in the touch sense and/or sight; it identifies the size (weight, height, width) of someone or something.
    Tall candle, wax candle, lit candle
    Tall candle
  • Big
  • Fat
  • Tall
  • Little
  • Massive

- Sound adjectives: These adjectives engage in the sense of hearing (tone, pitch, and volume). It is helpful to make detailed noun descriptions.

Ghost, scary ghost, screechy ghost
Screechy ghost
  • Deafening
  • Hissing
  • Loud
  • Quiet
  • Screechy

-         Time Adjectives: These adjectives are helpful to identify the age or time of a noun. It helps us to perceive if something is current or past and how quickly something or someone moves.

Sand clock
Ancient sand clock
  • Late
  • Early
  • Old
  • Quick
  • Slow
  • Ancient

- Taste/ smell Adjectives: These adjectives engage in the taste sense and/or smell. It is helpful to describe if something is in good condition or not.

    Delicious pumpkin, organge pumpkin, pumpkin
    Delicious pumpkin
  • Bitter
  • Delicious
  • Icy
  • Rotten
  • Strong
  • Sticky

-  Quality Adjectives: These adjectives help describe the condition, state, or working order of someone or something.

Boiled chicken
  • Boiled
  • Chilly
  • Creepy
  • Damaged
  • Dirty                                              

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