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

  Vixen \Vix"en\, n. [AS. fixen a she-fox, for fyxen, fem. of fox.
     See Fox.]
     1. A female fox. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A cross, ill-tempered person; -- formerly used of either
        sex, now only of a woman. --Barrow.
        [1913 Webster]
              She was a vixen when she went to school. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a malicious woman with a fierce temper [syn: vixen,
           harpy, hellcat]
      2: a female fox

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "vixen":
     Jezebel, Mafioso, Partlet, Xanthippe, Young Turk, amazon,
     battle-ax, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, biddy, bitch,
     bitch-kitty, bomber, bossy, brood mare, brute, cat, common scold,
     cow, demon, devil, doe, dragon, ewe, ewe lamb, fiend, filly,
     fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife, fury, goon, gorilla, grimalkin,
     guinea hen, gunsel, gyp, hag, hardnose, harpy, heifer, hell-raiser,
     hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, hen, hind, holy terror, hood,
     hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, incendiary, jenny, killer, lioness,
     mad dog, madcap, mare, monster, mugger, nanny, nanny goat, ogress,
     peahen, rapist, revolutionary, roe, savage, scold, she-bear,
     she-devil, she-goat, she-lion, she-wolf, shrew, siren, slut, sow,
     spitfire, termagant, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tough,
     tough guy, ugly customer, violent, virago, wild beast, wildcat,
     witch, wolf

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