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.
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.
- characterized by violent emotions or behaviour
- Of, or resembling a tempest; stormy, tumultuous.
- characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.
- very stormy.
- marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
- “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.
Words similar to Tempestuous and that can be used as substitutes/ substitutions in sentences include
Words that mean the opposite of Tempestuous include
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
aggressive, assertive, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, gladiatorial, pugnacious, quarrelsome, truculent
agitated, frantic, frenzied, mad
cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), destructive, ruinous
- Tempestuous Synonyms, Tempestuous Antonyms | Merriam …. https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tempestuous