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earthquake
a series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture
hurricane
a severe, often destructive storm, esp a tropical cyclone
tornado
a violent storm with winds whirling around a small area of extremely low pressure
typhoon
A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans.
volcano
An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected.
explosion
n. blowing apart of something
accident
a bad event that did not happen on purpose
torrential
Resembling, flowing in, or forming torrents
devastation
To lay waste; destroy.
flood
An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.
draught
a current of air, esp one intruding into an enclosed space
drought
long period of low rainfall
famine
extreme food scarcity
epidemmic
Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection
plague
(n.) A widespread deadly disease, calamity, or evil; (v.) To pester or annoy constantly
spouted
To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts.
erupt
To emerge violently from restraint or limits; explode
casualty
n. person killed in a war or an accident
flame
To burn, ignite, or scorch (something) with a flame
wobble
To tremble or quaver:
sweep
To clean or clear, as of dirt, with or as if with a broom or brush