VCR List 6
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2) an extensive flood
Cataclysm v. Catastrophe
Catastrophe hear means a devestating geologic event that suddenly and violently changes the earth's surface.
However the book specifies that catastrophe=earthquake and cataclysm=flood
Also catastrophe is commonly used as the climax of a tragedy.
Kataklysmos and Kataklyzein
In Which Sentence is the Bolded Word Used Incorrectly?
2) Some people prepare early for cataclysmic events, buying bunkers to live in and food to sustain them for several years when the disaster hits.
3) The cataclysm that destroyed several cities in Japan also nearly caused a nuclear meltdown when a Fukushima reactor was flooded.
4) In 2012, some feared a vague cataclysm based off of the ending of a major cycle in the Mayan calendar; when no apocalypse occurred on the predicted date, a new date was chosen for massive upheaval.