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 for tempestuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tempestuous \Tem*pes"tu*ous\, a. [L. tempestuous: cf. OF.
     tempestueux, F. temp[^e]tueux.]
     Of or pertaining to a tempest; involving or resembling a
     tempest; turbulent; violent; stormy; as, tempestuous weather;
     a tempestuous night; a tempestuous debate. --
     Tem*pes"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tem*pes"tu*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           They saw the Hebrew leader,
           Waiting, and clutching his tempestuous beard.
                                                    --Longfellow.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tempestuous
      adj 1: characterized by violent emotions or behavior; "a stormy
             argument"; "a stormy marriage" [syn: stormy,
             tempestuous]
      2: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds
         on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea" [syn:
         angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "tempestuous":
     anarchic, angry, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boisterous,
     chaotic, clamorous, cloudy, coarse, cyclonic, dirty, disruptive,
     fierce, fiery, foul, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, hellish,
     hotheaded, impassioned, impetuous, infuriate, insensate, mad,
     mindless, orgasmic, orgastic, pandemoniac, passionate, raging,
     rainy, ravening, raving, riotous, rip-roaring, rough, simmering,
     storming, stormy, tornadic, troublous, tumultuous, turbulent,
     typhonic, typhoonish, unbridled, uncontrollable, uncontrolled,
     unrestrained, uproarious, vehement, violent, volcanic, wild,
     wrathful
  
  

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