By placing sensors in earthquake-prone areas, scientists can
some tremors in time to warn the public.
To sense something before it happens
The architect died in a
Extremely harmful; causing financial or physicalruin
As usual, their holiday was ruined when their in-laws’ views on politics
with their own.
To come together with great or violent force
of Mount St. Helens in 1980 caused 57 deaths andimmeasurable change to the face of the mountain.
in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century causedlarge numbers of Irish people to emigrate to America.
a drastic food shortage
The constant rain and poor drainage system caused a
The political party sent out a
of letters criticizing their
An overflowing of water
an excessive amount
The speech about the importance of education made an
A strong influence
Impact is usually followed by on or of.
despite the bad weather and the icy trail.
To keep going, despite obstacles or discouragement; tomaintain a purpose
persist v, persistent adj
He jumped off the diving board and
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
When they saw the strange man on their property, they
their dogs.He is from such an unemotional family, he will never learn to
To release a thing or an emotion
Some words for disaster