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awe

(n) a feeling of fear or nervous wonder and respect.

catastrophe

(n) something that causes great loss and suffering; a terrible disaster

collide

(v) to come together with great force

collision

(n) the act of colliding

awesome

(adj) to cause feelings of awe

consequence

(n) a result or outcome; importance

deceive

(v) to cause to believe something that is not true

deceptive

(adj) intended to or likely to deceive or mislead

deception

(n) an act of deceiving

fatality

(n) a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

improvise

(v) to compose or perform without preparation: to make do with whatever is on hand

loom

(n) a machine or device for weaving cloth; (v) to appear in a sudden and frightening way; (v) to get frighteningly close

lull

(v) to cause to relax; (n) a temporary calm or quiet period

placid

(adj) calm and peaceful

predicament

(n) a difficult or trying situation

priority

(n) the state or condition of being before another in importance or time

reinforce

(v) to increase or strengthen

reinforcements

(pl n) extra people such as soldiers or police sent to provide help

stern

(n) the rear part of a boat (adj) unpleasantly severe

treacherous

(adj) no to be trusted; actually dangerous while seeming to be safe

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