3. POWER IN OPERATION
[Nouns] energy, physical energy, force,
keenness; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; high pressure; fire;
acrimony, acritude; causiticity, virulence; poignancy; harshness; severity,
edge, point; pungency [more].
cantharides; seasoning (condiment) [more].
activity, agitation, effervescence; ferment, fermentation; ebullition,
splutter, perturbation, stir, bustle; voluntary energy [more];
resolution (mental energy) [more]; exertion
(effort) [more]; excitation (mental) [more].
[Verbs] give energy; energize, stimulate,
kindle, excite, exert; sharpen, intensify; inflame (render violent) [more]; wind up (strengthen) [more].
strike, strike into, strike hard, strike home; make an impression.
[Adjectives] strong, energetic,
forcible, active; intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute,
incisive, trenchant, brisk.
rousing, irritation; poignant; virulent, caustic, corrosive, mordant, harsh,
stringent; double-edged, double-shotted, double-distilled; drastic, escharotic;
racy (pungent) [more].
potent (powerful) [more]; radioactive.
[Adverbs] strongly; fortiter in re;
with telling effect.
[Phrases] the steam is up; vires
acquirit eundo ["He gains strength as he goes" (Latin)]; "the
race by vigor not by vaunts is won" [Pope].