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storm

(Barrage), noun assault, attack, battle, blast, blitz, blitzkrieg, blizzard, bombardment, clash, combat, commotion, conflict, confusion, disquiet, embroilment, eruption, excitement, explosion, fight, flare-up, imbroglio, melee, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, revolt, revolution, skirmish, stir, struggle, tempest, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, uprising
Associated concepts: damage, flood damage

storm

(Rain), noun blizzard, cloudburst, cyclone, downpour, endless rain, gale, hailstorm, heavy showers, heavy winds, hurricane, moisture, precipitation, rainstorm, sheets of rain, snowstorm, storming, stormy winds, tempest, thundershower, thunderstorm, tornado, torrent, tropical rains, tropical storm, turbulence, twister, typhoon, whirlwind
Associated concepts: cyber storm, storm models, storm predicting, storm victims, storm water
See also: assail, assault, attack, barrage, bluster, cataclysm, commotion, demonstrate, furor, incursion, onset, pandemonium, passion, protest, strike, turmoil
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"It's sort of the lull before the storm" for consumer advertising, he said.
Eugene Ferraro, CPP, president of Group Dynamics, of Golden, Colorado, and a member of the ASIS Standing Committee on Substance Abuse, says, "We may be looking at the lull before the storm," because law enforcement agencies report a rise in drug and alcohol abuse among teenagers.
"I like to think of peace as the lull before the storm and the rainbow after it.
Semi Colon, the lull before the storm; Black Phantom some looming presence to be banished once and for all, hence the Ammunition.
Then, there is the lull before the storm that is Christmas morning.
But it was only the lull before the storm. The announcement of the terms of reference for the Srikrishna Committee on February 12 brought the state back into turmoil.
THE number of businesses going into administration in the first three months of this were down significantly on 2007, but it could be a case of the lull before the storm, says Deloitte.
It is the lull before the storm this week as racing moves down a gear in preparation for the imminent Cheltenham Festival, writes ANITA CHAMBERS.