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amid

surrounded by; in the middle of

bustling

full of energetic and noisy activity

engulf

flow over or cover completely

evacuate

move out of an unsafe location into safety

obliterate

do away with completely, without leaving a trace

quaint

attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

submerge

fill or cover completely, usually with water

sweeping

taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area

trigger

an act that sets in motion some course of events

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