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Daily Video Vocabulary Episode 83 : Catastrophe
Sometimes you are faced with a tragedy or a misfortune.The word catastrophe basically means an event resulting in a great loss or a disaster. A bad event that causes a lot of suffering to many people is a catastrophe. It could be a natural calamity such as a storm or an earthquake.
So when you describe something as catastrophic, it means that it is very bad or unsuccessful. It is a huge problem you have to deal with.A sudden violent change in the earth’s surface is also known s catastrophe.
It also means the final event or a climax in a romance or a drama.As the word catastrophe means an unpleasant event, it is a noun. The word catastrophe is an adjective as it describes something of being disastrous.
For example, the Japan earthquake of 2011 was a catastrophe as it claimed lives of many people and left many homeless.
Example Sentences :
Example 01 : William was the only earning member in his family, his death in a road accident was a catastrophe for his family.
Example 02 : Peter told his wife, ” Lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our children’s education.”
Example 03 : The coach told his team players, ” This is our last chance, it would be a catastrophe if we didn’t qualify for the world cup.”
Example 04 : The quarreling ladies made the whole dinner party a catastrophe.
Example 05 : The Black Sea is facing an ecological catastrophe as a result of pollution.
Example 06 : The company’s catastrophic losses left the shareholders displeased as they were not entitled to any dividend this year.
Example 07 : The sinking of the cargo ship was a major catastrophe for the shipping company.
Example 08 : The heavy rains caused a catastrophic flood in the city leading to massive destruction.
Example 09 : The catastrophic hurricane left the people helpless and devastated.
Example 10 : The catastrophic effects of global warming has resulted in changes in the climatic conditions globally.