IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; language generally; various qualities of style

Vigor.

[Antonyms: feebleness.]

[Nouns] vigor, power, force; boldness, raciness; intellectual, force; spirit, point, antithesis, piquancy; verve, glow, fire, warmth; strong language; gravity, sententiousness; elevation, loftiness, sublimity.

eloquence; command of words, command of language.

[Adjectives] vigorous, nervous, powerful, forcible, trenchant, incisive, impressive; sensational.

spirited, lively, glowing, sparkling, racy, bold, slashing; pungent, piquant, full of point, pointed, pithy, antithetical; sententious.

lofty, elevated, sublime; eloquent; vehement, petulant, impassioned; poetic.

[Adverbs] in glowing terms, in good set terms, in no measured terms.

[Phrases] "thoughts that breath and words that burn" [Gray].

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