荒 means 'violent'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 966   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 46    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 109 words   Used in 152 words   Used in 1112 names   Component in 1 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   あら violent, rough   れる to be rough, stormy   らす to lay waste
Kun    あらっぽい violent, rough   あら-   -あらし   すさ
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⿳   () grass   dead   river  
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 violent   vast  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 荒 is used 10 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 荒 is used 137 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
コウ : 28 words FIND ALL
wasteland; wilderness; deserted land; prairie; vast plain; wilds; desert; wild land
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あら : 73 words FIND ALL
rough; rude; wild
れる : 29 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to lay waste; to devastate; to damage
2. to invade; to break into
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すさ : 5 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
dissolute mind; hardened heart
ら: 2 words. FIND ALL
brave and stalwart man
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コウ   あら violent, rough   あれる to be rough, stormy   あらす to lay waste   
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ボウ   モウ   dead   な to be deceased, to have ceased to be   
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セン   かわ river   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
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