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vehement

adjective uk   /ˈviː.ə.mənt/ us  
expressing strong feelings, or shown by strong feelings or great energy or force: Despite vehement opposition from his family, he quit school and became an actor. Both men were vehement in their denial of the charges against them. They launched a vehement attack on the government's handling of environmental issues.
vehemence
noun [U] uk   /-məns/ us  
She argued with such vehemence against the proposal that they decided to abandon it.
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