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 for Wrath
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrath \Wrath\, a.
     See Wroth. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrath \Wrath\, v. t.
     To anger; to enrage; -- also used impersonally. [Obs.] "I
     will not wrathen him." --Chaucer.
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           If him wratheth, be ywar and his way shun. --Piers
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrath \Wrath\ (?; 277), n. [OE. wrathe, wra[thorn][thorn]e,
     wrethe, wr[ae][eth][eth]e, AS. wr[=ae][eth][eth]o, fr.
     wr[=a][eth] wroth; akin to Icel. rei[eth]i wrath. See
     Wroth, a.]
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     1. Violent anger; vehement exasperation; indignation; rage;
        fury; ire.
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              Wrath is a fire, and jealousy a weed. --Spenser.
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              When the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased.
                                                    --Esther ii.
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              Now smoking and frothing
              Its tumult and wrath in.              --Southey.
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     2. The effects of anger or indignation; the just punishment
        of an offense or a crime. "A revenger to execute wrath
        upon him that doeth evil." --Rom. xiii. 4.
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     Syn: Anger; fury; rage; ire; vengeance; indignation;
          resentment; passion. See Anger.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: intense anger (usually on an epic scale)
      2: belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified
         as one of the deadly sins) [syn: wrath, anger, ire,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrath":
     a transient madness, acedia, acerbity, acrimony, anger, angriness,
     asperity, avarice, avaritia, deadly sin, enragement, envy, fury,
     gluttony, grapes of wrath, greed, gula, heat, indignation,
     infuriation, invidia, ira, irateness, ire, lust, luxuria, mad,
     offense, pride, rage, resentment, saeva indignatio, sloth,
     soreness, superbia, vials of wrath, wrathfulness

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WRATH, n.  Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to
  exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God,"
  "the day of wrath," etc.  Amongst the ancients the wrath of kings was
  deemed sacred, for it could usually command the agency of some god for
  its fit manifestation, as could also that of a priest.  The Greeks
  before Troy were so harried by Apollo that they jumped out of the
  frying-pan of the wrath of Cryses into the fire of the wrath of
  Achilles, though Agamemnon, the sole offender, was neither fried nor
  roasted.  A similar noted immunity was that of David when he incurred
  the wrath of Yahveh by numbering his people, seventy thousand of whom
  paid the penalty with their lives.  God is now Love, and a director of
  the census performs his work without apprehension of disaster.

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