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

  Vehement \Ve"he*ment\, a. [L. vehemens, the first part of which
     is perhaps akin to vehere to carry, and the second mens mind:
     cf. F. v['e]h['e]ment. Cf. Vehicle, and Mental.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous;
        forcible; mighty; as, a vehement wind; a vehement torrent;
        a vehement fire or heat.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent;
        passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion. "Vehement
        instigation." --Shak. "Vehement desire." --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     Syn: Furious; violent; raging; impetuous; passionate; ardent;
          eager; hot; fervid; burning.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions;
             inclined to react violently; fervid; "fierce loyalty";
             "in a tearing rage"; "vehement dislike"; "violent
             passions" [syn: fierce, tearing, vehement,
             violent, trigger-happy]
      2: characterized by great force or energy; "vehement deluges of
         rain"; "vehement clapping"; "a vehement defense"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "vehement":
     abandoned, acid, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acute, afire,
     ardent, assiduous, astringent, biting, bitter, burning, caustic,
     committed, concentrated, cutting, dedicated, delirious, desperate,
     devoted, devout, diligent, double-edged, drastic, earnest, edged,
     emphatic, energetic, enthusiastic, escharotic, excessive, exciting,
     exorbitant, exquisite, extravagant, extreme, faithful, fervent,
     fervid, fierce, fiery, flaming, forceful, frantic, furious,
     glowing, great, hard, hardworking, harsh, hearty, heated, hot,
     hot-blooded, hotheaded, immoderate, impassioned, impetuous,
     in earnest, incisive, indefatigable, industrious, intemperate,
     intense, intent, intent on, keen, laborious, lively, loyal,
     mordacious, mordant, never idle, on fire, outrageous, passionate,
     penetrating, perfervid, piercing, poignant, potent, powerful,
     pronounced, provoking, rabid, red-hot, relentless, resolute,
     rigorous, rough, scathing, sedulous, serious, severe, sharp,
     simmering, sincere, sleepless, spirited, splitting, stabbing,
     stimulating, stinging, stirring, stormy, strenuous, strident,
     stringent, tart, tempestuous, terrible, tireless, trenchant,
     unconscionable, unflagging, unremitting, unsleeping, unsparing,
     unwearied, urgent, venomous, vicious, violent, virulent, vitriolic,
     volcanic, warm, white-hot, wild, zealous

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