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tempest

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1 a disturbance of the atmosphere accompanied by wind and often by precipitation (as rain or snow)
  • the sudden summertime tempest drove us off the golf course and into the clubhouse

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2 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • the town council handled the tempest over cuts to the school budget as well as could be expected

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The first known use of tempest was in the 13th century

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“Tempest.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tempest. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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