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

  Gust \Gust\, n. [L. gustus; cf. It. & Sp. gusto. [root]46.]
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     1. The sense or pleasure of tasting; relish; gusto.
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              An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as
              much gust and appetite.               --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. Gratification of any kind, particularly that which is
        exquisitely relished; enjoyment.
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              Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust. --Pope.
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     3. Intellectual taste; fancy.
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              A choice of it may be made according to the gust and
              manner of the ancients. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gust \Gust\ (g[u^]st), n. [Icel. gustr a cool breeze. Cf.
     Gush.]
     1. A sudden squall; a violent blast of wind; a sudden and
        brief rushing or driving of the wind.
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              Snow, and hail, stormy gust and flaw. --Milton.
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     2. A sudden violent burst of passion. --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gust \Gust\, v. t. [Cf. L. gustare, It. gustare, Sp. gustar. See
     GUST a relish.]
     To taste; to have a relish for. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gust
      n 1: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double
           by the gust" [syn: gust, blast, blow]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "gust":
     access, affection, aftertaste, alacrity, animation, anxiety,
     anxiousness, appetite, aroma, attribute, avidity, avidness, badge,
     bitter, blast, blaze, blow, brand, breathless impatience, breeze,
     burst, cachet, cast, character, characteristic, cheerful readiness,
     configuration, convulsion, crush, cut, cyclone, differentia,
     differential, distinctive feature, eagerness, earmark, elan,
     eruption, explosion, feature, figure, fit, flare-up, flavor, flaw,
     flurry, fondness, forwardness, gale, gusto, hallmark, hurricane,
     idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impatience, impress, impression, increase,
     index, individualism, infatuation, irruption, keen desire,
     keenness, keynote, life, likes, liking, lineaments, liveliness,
     love, mannerism, mark, marking, mold, nature, odor, outbreak,
     outburst, palate, paroxysm, particularity, passion, peculiarity,
     promptness, property, puff, quality, quickness, quirk, readiness,
     relish, sally, salt, sapidity, sapor, savor, savoriness, scud,
     seal, seizure, shape, singularity, smack, sour, spasm, specialty,
     spirit, stamp, stomach, storm, surge, sweet, taint, tang, taste,
     tempest, token, tongue, tooth, tornado, trait, trick, upheaval,
     verve, vitality, vivacity, weakness, whirlwind, wind, wind gust,
     zest, zestfulness
  
  

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