A Word A Day : Vehement
Friday, 16th May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ve-hi-ment
1. expressed with or showing conviction or intense feeling
2. done with vigor or force
3. characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction
15th century - Via Old French - Latin - vehement - forceful, violent
fervent, passionate, heated, violent, intense, vigorous, desperate, fierce, furious, terrible
• Orators are most vehement
when their cause is weak.
• He saw a vehement
young man, powder-smeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.
• The old man was beside himself: moved the chair on which he was sitting noisily backward and forward, made efforts to control himself and not become vehement
, but almost always did become vehement
, scolded and sometimes flung the exercise book away.
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