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Monday, August 21, 2006

Word for the Week: tumultuous

Main Entry: tu·mul·tu·ous

Function: adjective 1 : marked by tumult 2 : tending or disposed to cause or incite a tumult
3 : marked by violent or overwhelming turbulence or upheaval - tu·mul·tu·ous·ly adverb
tu·mul·tu·ous·ness noun

Main Entry: tu·mult

Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English tumulte, from Anglo-French, from Latin tumultus; perhaps akin to Sanskrit tumula noisy 1 a : disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices : COMMOTION b : a turbulent uprising : RIOT 2 : HUBBUB, DIN
3 a : violent agitation of mind or feelings b : a violent outburst

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