I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

3. POWER IN OPERATION

Violence.

[Nouns] violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], riot, row, rumpus, le diable a quatre, devil to pay, all the fat in the fire.

severity [more]; ferocity, rage, fury; exacerbation, exasperation, malignity; fit, paroxysm; orgasm, climax, aphrodisia; force, brute force; outrage; coup de main; strain, shock, shog; spasm, convulsion, throe; hysterics, passion (state of excitability) [more].

outbreak, outburst; debacle; burst, bounce, dissilience, discharge, volley, explosion, blow-up, blast, detonation, rush, eruption, displosion, torrent.

turmoil (disorder) [more]; ferment (agitation) [more]; storm, tempest, rough weather; squall (wind) [more]; earthquake, volcano, thunderstorm.

berserk, berserker; fury, dragon, demon, tiger, beldame, Tisiphone, Megaera, Alecto, madcap, wild beast; fire eater (blusterer) [more].

[Verbs] be violent; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, tear; rush headlong, rush foremost; raise a storm, make a riot, make a row, kick up a row; rough house; bluster, rage, roar, riot, storm; boil, boil over; fume, foam, come on like a lion; wreak, bear down, ride roughshod, out Herod Herod; spread like wildfire.

break out, fly out, burst out; bounce, explode, go off, displode, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, flash, flare, burst; shock, strain; break open, force open, pry open.

render violent; sharpen, stir up, quicken, excite, incite, annoy, urge, lash, stimulate, turn on; irritate, inflame, kindle, suscitate, foment; accelerate, aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate, convulse, infuriate, madden, lash into fury; fan the flame; add fuel to the flame, pour oil on the fire, oleum addere camino.

explode; let fly, fly off; discharge, detonate, set off, detonize, fulminate.

[Adjectives] violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, waspish; impetuous; rampant.

turbulent; disorderly; blustering, raging; troublous, riotous; tumultuary, tumultuous; obstreperous, uproarious; extravagant; unmitigated; ravening, tameless; frenzied (insane) [more]; desperate (rash) [more]; infuriate, furious, outrageous, frantic, hysteric, in hysterics.

fiery, flaming, scorching, hot, red-hot, ebullient.

savage, fierce, ferocious, fierce as a tiger.

excited; unquelled, unquenched, unextinguished, unrepressed, unbridled, unruly; headstrong, ungovernable, unappeasable, unmitigable; uncontrollable, incontrollable; insuppressible, irrepressible; orgastic.

spasmodic, convulsive, explosive; detonating; volcanic, meteoric; stormy (wind) [more].

[Adverbs] violently; amain; by storm, by force, by main force; with might and main; tooth and nail, vi et armis, at the point of the sword, at the point of the bayonet; at one fell swoop; with a high hand, through thick and thin; in desperation, with a vengeance; a outrance, a toute outrance; headlong, head foremost.

[Phrases] furor arma ministrat; "blown with restless violence round about the pendent world" [Measure for Measure].

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