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calamity
A disastrous event marked by great loss and lasting distress and suffering, a great misfortune
skirmish
A minor fight in war between small bodies of troops; a minor dispute or contest
tenacious
Not easily pulled apart, tending to stick; holding fast, persistent
endeavor
To make an effort, try; to work for a particular goal or result
appalled
To overcome or shock with horror (We were appalled by his rude behavior.)
insolent
Disrespectful or rude in speech or conduct; showing boldness or rudeness
bushwhack
To attack from a hiding place, to ambush, to attack suddenly
writhe
To twist and turn this way and that (writhe in pain)
effrontery
Shameless display of boldness, nerve (had the effrontery to deny any guilt)
plunder
To rob, especially openly and by force, as in a raid