I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

3. POWER IN OPERATION

Physical Energy.

[Antonyms: inertness.]

[Nouns] energy, physical energy, force, keenness; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; high pressure; fire; rush.

acrimony, acritude; causiticity, virulence; poignancy; harshness; severity, edge, point; pungency [more].

cantharides; seasoning (condiment) [more].

activity, agitation, effervescence; ferment, fermentation; ebullition, splutter, perturbation, stir, bustle; voluntary energy [more]; quicksilver.

resolution (mental energy) [more]; exertion (effort) [more]; excitation (mental) [more].

[Verbs] give energy; energize, stimulate, kindle, excite, exert; sharpen, intensify; inflame (render violent) [more]; wind up (strengthen) [more].

strike, strike into, strike hard, strike home; make an impression.

[Adjectives] strong, energetic, forcible, active; intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, brisk.

rousing, irritation; poignant; virulent, caustic, corrosive, mordant, harsh, stringent; double-edged, double-shotted, double-distilled; drastic, escharotic; racy (pungent) [more].

potent (powerful) [more]; radioactive.

[Adverbs] strongly; fortiter in re; with telling effect.

[Phrases] the steam is up; vires acquirit eundo ["He gains strength as he goes" (Latin)]; "the race by vigor not by vaunts is won" [Pope].

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