1. By placing sensors in earthquake-prone areas, scientists can anticipate some tremors in time to warn the public.
    • To expect
    • To sense something before it happens
    • anticipation n
    • anticipatory adj
  2. The architect died in a catastrophic elevator accident.
    • Extremely harmful; causing financial or physicalruin
    • catastrophe n
    • catastrophically adv
  3. As usual, their holiday was ruined when their in-laws’ views on politics collided with their own.
    To come together with great or violent force
  4. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 caused 57 deaths andimmeasurable change to the face of the mountain.
    • A sudden
    • often violent
    • outburst
    • erupt v
  5. The potato famine in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century causedlarge numbers of Irish people to emigrate to America.
    • Severe hunger;
    • a drastic food shortage
  6. The constant rain and poor drainage system caused a flood in town.
    The political party sent out a flood of letters criticizing their
    • An overflowing of water
    • an excessive amount
    • flood v
  7. The speech about the importance of education made an impact on me.
    • A strong influence
    • Impact is usually followed by on or of.
    • impact v
  8. The hikers persevered despite the bad weather and the icy trail.
    • To keep going, despite obstacles or discouragement; tomaintain a purpose
    • persist v, persistent adj
  9. He jumped off the diving board and plunged into the pool.The value of the company’s stock plunged after its chief executivewas arrested.
    To go down suddenly; to decrease by a great amount in ashort time
  10. When they saw the strange man on their property, they unleashed their dogs.He is from such an unemotional family, he will never learn to unleash his feelings
    To release a thing or an emotion
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Some words for disaster