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July 2005: MAELSTROM

Noun

Meaning: Whirlpool, rapids, vortex, swirl, eddy, white water, undertow. (eg. The Canoe was caught in the maelstrom)

Similies: Confusion, disorder, upheaval, tumult, uproar, pandemonium, bedlam, madhouse (eg. He’s involved in a maelstrom of politics)

Origin: Maelstrom from Dutch maalen (to whirl around, grind) + stroom (stream)