An atmospheric environmental occurance that you actually notice.
The night before, near Abu Gharib (Iraq), it went from the usual dead calm to a pretty stout 20 knot blow from the West. That night it rained pretty heavy, and the whole next day was pretty windy. Other than that there's been essentially no weather.
-e-mail log from Prometheus Towers/Berg
People within a community or members of a social strata that bring a negative image to that group as a whole. Individuals a person would especially wish to avoid because of their reputation or intent. Also used for people you do not know who look shady or intimidating. Plural: Element
We don't want to stop here, there's element watching.