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gnarly

(jargon)
/nar'lee/ Both obscure and hairy. "Yow! - the tuned assembler implementation of BitBlt is really gnarly!" From a similar but less specific usage in surfer slang.

gnarly

Pronounced "narlee," gnarly is a favorite word of high-tech enthusiasts to refer to something extreme, radical, perfection, over the top.
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In the late 1980s, Branson was the original hard-living surf punk, as famous for his tattoos and love of punk music as he was for his surfing, which only improved as the waves got bigger and gnarlier. In four years on the pro tour, his world ranking hovered in the low 30s, but his image guaranteed him as much attention as higher-ranked surfers in the Australian media.
A gnarlier family tree is hard to imagine, and though some viewers will never sort it all out, the escapades and encounters are so cannily observed and played that a mood of confusion actually contributes to the frothy, emotionally dangerous mix.
From their early years slogging away to little reward and through the Brit pop piggybacking breakthrough, Pulp have always been gnarlier than your average outfit and the sudden fame seemed to wrong foot Jarvis, a man probably resigned to spending his life in the third division.
I appreciated David Mastio's article, but the problem is deeper and gnarlier than anyone can grasp.
MOM is putting its most humane face to the camera, while keeping its other two co-founders - Randy's gruff father, David, and his even gnarlier uncle John, who has a long association with neo-Nazi groups - safely bunkered away from the media's greedy reach.
The actual wedding was way gnarlier than I thought it was going to be."
Where AAA shooters pride themselves on bigger, gnarlier kills (hence