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vehemency (s) (noun), vehemencies (pl)
1. Vigorous impetuosity; fury: Marie's vehemency at being falsely accused of shoplifting was understandable.
2. An unusual intensity and eagerness of emotions or convictions; fervid: The politician spoke with a vehemency that was meant to replace the fact that he was on shaky grounds regarding the issue about which he was speaking.
3. A strong ardor or animated fervor and enthusiasm: The vehemency Monroe felt about his dictionary project inspired others to work with him to fulfill his objectives to produce superior contents.
4. Violence; a great force: The vehemency of the wind destroyed many homes in the community.
5. Etymology: from Latin vehemens, from veho, "to carry", that is, "to rush" or "to drive".
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