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turbulence

tur·bu·lence

turbulence

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhrb y lns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the chaotic motion within some swiftly moving or changing air or water currents.
similar words:
agitation, cataclysm, disturbance, eddy, maelstrom, squall, storm, swirl, tempest, vortex, whirl, whirlpool
definition 2: commotion, violent disorder, or unrest.
It's unknown how long this weak and corrupt leader can remain in power amid the political turbulence in the country.
synonyms:
agitation, commotion, convulsion, disorder, disruption, disturbance, furor, maelstrom, storm, tempest, tumult, turmoil, unrest, upheaval
similar words:
ado, chaos, disarray, disorder, pandemonium, riot, ruckus, uprising, uproar, upset, violence
derivation: turbulency (n.)
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The word turbulence contains the following part:
turb Latin root that means confusion