• Physical Energy (Substantives), activity, keenness, intensity, sharpness, pungency, vigour, strength, acrimony, causticity, virulence, corrosiveness, acritude, poignancy, harshness, severity, edge, point, raciness, metal, mettle, vim.
  • Seasoning, mordant, pepper, mustard, cayenne, caviare 392.

    Mental energy (see 604), mental excitation 824, voluntary energy 682.

    Exertion, activity, stir, bustle, agitation, effervescence, fermentation, ferment, ebullition, splutter, perturbation, briskness, voluntary activity 682, quick-silver.

    (Verbs). To give energy, energise, stimulate, galvanise, electrify, intensify, excite, exert 173.

    (Adjectives). Strong, energetic, active, keen, vivid, intense, severe, sharp, acute, irritating, pungent, poignant, mordant, acrid, acrimonious, vitriolic, virulent, caustic, corrosive, racy, brisk, ebullient, harsh, double- edged, double-barrelled, double-distilled, drastic, escharotic, intensive, trenchant.

    (Phrases). Fortiter in re; with telling effect; with full steam; at high pressure.

  • Physical Inertness (Substantives), inertia, vis inertiœ, passiveness, inactivity 683, tor por, latency, torpidity, dullness, deadness, heaviness, flatness, slackness, tameness, slowness, languor, lentor, quiescence 265, sleep 683, intermission 141.
  • Mental inertness, see 605, 683, 826.

    (Verbs). To be inert, inactive, passive, etc.; to hang fire, to let alone, to smoulder.

    (Phrase). To sit on the fence.

    (Adjectives). Inert, inactive, passive, torpid, flaccid, limp, lymphatic, sluggish, dull, heavy, flat, slack, tame, slow, blunt, lifeless, etc.

    Latent, dormant, smouldering, unexerted, unstrained, uninfluential.

    (Adverbs). Inactively, in suspense, in abeyance.

  • Violence (Substantives), inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity, boisterousness, abruptness, ebullition, turbulence, horse-play, bluster, uproar, riot, rumpus, fierceness, rage, wildness, fury, heat, exacerbation, exasperation, malignity, fit, paroxysm, orgasm, force, brute force, coup de main, strain, shock, spasm, convulsion, throe, shindy.
  • Outbreak, burst, outburst, dissilience, discharge, volley, explosion, blow-up, blast, detonation, eruption, displosion, torrent.

    Turmoil, tumult, storm, tempest, squall, hurricane, tornado, earthquake, volcano, thunder-storm, typhoon, cyclone.

    A rowdy 949, berserk (or baresark or berserker).

    A fury, dragon, demon, tiger, beldam, Tisiphone, Megèra, Alecto, Mèand.

    (Phrase). Sturm und Drang.

    (Verbs). To be violent, etc., to run high, ferment, effervesce, run wild, run riot, run amuck, rush, tear, rush headlong, bluster, rage, rampage, riot, storm, boil, fume, let off steam, foam, wreak, bear down.

    Spread like wildfire.

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