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WORD OF THE WEEK – TEMPESTUOUS

WORD OF THE WEEK – TEMPESTUOUS

WELCOME TO WORD OF THE WEEK

Through the word of the week, students will be challenged to develop and extend their vocabulary through learning and using a specific word each week.

‘Word of the Week’ sees students being introduced to a selected word every new week.  Students will be expected to learn to read the word correctly, spell it and understand its meaning.  In developing their vocabulary further they will also be taught further words of similar meaning and given examples of word use.

Each week has a word for focus, and this week we’ll be focusing on the word ‘tempestous’. You can find other words of the week here.

Tempestuous

Part Of Speech: Adjective

TEMPESTUOUS is an adjective. Adjectives help to qualify a subject or an object in a sentence. This means they describe characteristic of a subject or object in a sentence.

Definition:

  1. characterized by violent emotions or behaviour
  2. Of, or resembling a tempest; stormy, tumultuous.
  3. characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.
  4. very stormy.
  5. marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity

Usage:

  • “Safiyah can be so tempestuous!” groaned her mother.
  • “The weather this week is going to be tempestuous,” the weather man warned.
  • The Atlantic Sea is know for being tempestuous.
  • “He had a reckless and tempestuous streak”
  • “A tempestuous wind”
  • Order was restored to the court after the judge put a stop to the defendant’s tempestuous outburst
  • In terms of social change, the 1960s are generally considered the most tempestuous decade in recent American history
  • Some of you grew up in the tempestuous ’60s and were shaped by them.
  • And unlike tempestuous Italian exotica, its spacious body and four-wheel drive provide everyday performance.

Synonyms:

Words similar to Tempestuous and that can be used as substitutes/ substitutions in sentences include

turbulent

stormy

tumultuous

violent

wild

lively

heated

explosive

uncontrolled

unrestrained

feverish

hysterical

frenetic

frenzied

frantic

emotional

passionate

intense

impassioned

fiery

temperamental

volatile

excitable

mercurial

capricious

unpredictable

erratic

hot-tempered

quick-tempered

stormy

blustery

squally

Antonyms:

Words that mean the opposite of Tempestuous include

peaceful

placid

calm

Did You Know?

Time is sometimes marked in seasons, and seasons are associated with the weather. This explains how “tempus,” the Latin word for “time” could have given rise to an English adjective for things turbulent and stormy. “Tempus” is the root behind Old Latin tempestus, meaning “season,” and Late Latin tempestuosus, the direct ancestor of “tempestuous.” As you might expect, “tempus” is also the root of the noun “tempest”; it probably played a role in the history of “temper” as well, but that connection isn’t definite.

First Known Use of ‘tempestuous’

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tempestuous

Middle English tempestuous, Latinization of tempestous, borrowed from Anglo-French, re-formation of Late Latin tempestuōsus, from tempestu-, probably extracted from Latin tempestūt-, tempestūs, archaic variant of tempestāt-, tempestās “stretch of time, season, weather, TEMPEST entry 1” + -ōsus -OUS

Words Related to tempestuous

barbarous, brutal, savage, vicious

antagonistic, hostile

aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent

combustible, volatile

agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad

cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinous

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