Test Prep Vocabulary – tumult

Silhouette of an unknown speaker in front of unknown crowd

The speaker stood confidently before of the audience; she showed no sign of the tumultuous feelings in the pit of her stomach.

Today’s Test Prep Vocabulary:  tumult

tumult – disorderly agitation, turbulent uprising

Word Building:

tumere – to be excited or to swell (Latin)

Sample Sentence:

The Middle East is in a state of almost constant tumult.

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Thanks to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary for some interesting trivia concerning the word tumult.