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tempest

tem·pest

tempest

 
pronunciation:
tem pihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a very strong wind along with rain, snow, hail, or sleet.
The barn blew down in last night's tempest.
synonyms:
gale, squall
similar words:
cyclone, hurricane, storm, tornado, twister, typhoon, whirlwind
Word Parts
The word tempest contains the following part:
temp1, tempor Latin root that means time
synonyms:
chron, chrono