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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

146. [Sudden or Violent Change.] Revolution.

   NOUN:REVOLUTION, revolt, bouleversement [F.], subversion, breakup; destruction [See Destruction]; sudden -, radical -, sweeping -, organic- change; clean sweep, debacle, débâcle [F.], overturn, overthrow, coup d’état [F.], rebellion, rising, uprising, mutiny, sansculottism, bolshevism, counter-revolution.
  SPASM, convulsion, throe, revulsion; storm, earthquake, eruption, upheaval, cataclysm, transilience or transiliency [rare], jump, leap, plunge, jerk, start, dash; explosion.
  LEGERDEMAIN (trick) [See Deception].
   VERB:REVOLUTIONIZE, revolt, rebel, insurrect, rise; new-model, remodel, recast; strike out something new, break with the past; change the face of, unsex.
  REVOLUTIONARY, catastrophic, cataclysmic, cataclysmal, convulsionary, insurgent, Red, insurrectional, insurrectionary, mutinous, rebellious, sansculottic, bolshevist or bolshevik.