Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday words: ebullition and derecho

Two words again to make up for another week missed.  But I promise not to miss next week. ;-)

ebullition: [eb-uh-lish-uh n]


1.  A sudden outburst of passion or emotion.

2. The state of being ebullient.

3. The act or process of boiling or bubbling up.

4. A rushing forth of liquid (water, lava, and such) in an agitated state.

Origin: Latin, first known use 1525-1535



1. In meterology, a derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm.  Derechos are associated with bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms known as bow echoes or squall lines.  They can produce damage similar to that of a tornado, but the winds move in a straight-line path rather than rotating. (Courtesy of NOAA) If a swath of wind damage extends for more than 240 miles (400 kilometers) with wind gusts of at least 58 mph (93 km/h) along most of it's length, and several well-seperated gusts of at least 75 mph (121 km/h) or greater gusts, then the event may be classified as a derecho.

This image portrays a gust-front shelf cloud on the leading edge of a derecho-producing system.

Origin: Spanish meaning "straight."
Tags: d, e, latin, noun, scientific, spanish, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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