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virulent

a. (of a microorganism) extremely infective
b. (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
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But instead of supporting the proven pro-American, anti-communist forces under Younas Khalis, Abdul Haq, and Abdul Qadir, they lavished aid instead on the most virulently anti-American Muslims, such as Gulbadin Hekmatyar (a cutthroat warlord who killed more of his fellow Afghans than he did Soviets), and the al-Qaeda Arabs under the command of the fanatical Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Indeed, he was almost virulently opposed to technology, having seen the devastation caused by then state-of-the-art machinery during his time in the trenches.
There were, of course, many white members of Peoples Temple, a congregation that started in Jones' hometown in Indiana and relocated to California in part because the climate in the Midwest was so virulently racist and potentially dangerous for the uniquely integrated group.
Disturbed after reading Claude Bowers's virulently racist The Tragic Era: The Revolution After Lincoln (1929), Cooper wrote: "My dear Doctor Du Bois: It seems to me the Tragic Era should be answered-adequately, fully, ably, finally, and again it seems to me Thou art the Man
The escalating violence coincided with increasingly bloody in-fighting among Palestinian gunmen, and could hurt attempts by moderate President Mahmoud Abbas and the West to pressure the Hamas government to moderate its virulently anti-Israel stance.
Protestant evangelicals were the most virulently anti-Catholic group in America and often allied with the Klan.
The problem, Klein recently argued in The Nation, is that the West is virulently racist and neocolonial.
The statement was supported by Michel Aoun, a virulently anti-Syrian former army general, who flew back to Lebanon May 7 after 14 years in exile.
Tobar's Translation Nation will certainly rile nativists, whose once-fringe discourse is, in the post-9/11 world, in the main (just tune in to Lou Dobbs Tonight, on CNN, which features a regular segment on immigration that is positively soaked in virulently xenophobic rhetoric.
Archbishop Worlock and Bishop Sheppard had done more than any others to heal sectarianism in Liverpool and now the attacker has met in death by the same means the two she virulently attacked
Alan Keyes But wait--there's one politician who might deserve it even more: Alan Keyes, who ran for president a few years ago and recently ran against Barack Obama for senator of Illinois (he lost big time), is known not only for his virulently homophobic views but also for his habit of really larding it on when denouncing sinners of all kinds.
Similarly, the famous classical singer Roland Hayes encountered a comparable experience, as DuBois virulently points to in "Criteria of Negro Art" and this phenomenon has happened again and again throughout the evolution of black music.