Latin tempestivus, from tempestus period of time, season (from tempus time) + -ivus -ive
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“Tempestive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tempestive. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
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