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wordly wise #16

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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