One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Ruth screamed in terror’
extreme fear, dread, horror, fear and trembling, fright, trepidation, alarm, panic, shock
2‘she plunged into everyday activity to save herself from the terrors of her own mind’
demon, fiend, devil, monster
3‘he turned out to be a right little terror’
rascal, devil, imp, monkey, wretch, scamp, mischief-maker, troublemaker
horror, holy terror
Northern English tyke, scally
North American varmint, hellion
archaic scapegrace, rapscallion
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