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Synonyms for cataclysm

Synonyms for cataclysm

an occurrence inflicting widespread destruction and distress

a momentous or sweeping change

an abundant, usually overwhelming flow or fall, as of a river or rain

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If, as Frantz Fanon famously argued, all colonialism is inherently violent, examples such as the Nakba demonstrate that from the perspective of indigenous populations, settler colonialism is cataclysmically violent.
With fewer reporters, the argument goes, the first to vanish are the stories that tell readers what elected officials do when they aren't cataclysmically clashing and why the readers should care.
The sheer amount work required to stay afloat in most modern education systems is cataclysmically misunderstood by our parents.
Our learning institutions, for the most part, are acting as if the world has not suddenly, irrevocably, cataclysmically, epistemically changed--and changed precisely in the area of learning," Cathy N.
He said that there was a time when people from all age group used to buy average 20 eid cards per person but the trend has changed cataclysmically in the recent years.
These experiences permitted me to observe how and why events in the GDR accelerated rapidly and cataclysmically in the summer and autumn of 1989.
However, very little research has been done on cataclysmically disrupted drug markets and the impact they have on drug users who are displaced.
You cannot walk 50 yards in this city without coming walking into something cataclysmically important historically or culturally, but the suburbs are fascinating as well as the city centre.
With oil dropping cataclysmically from $150 to $50 a barrel in just six months, and ships, trains, and trucks empty and idle, observers agree that the first half of 2009 should be the time for shippers to turn the situation to their own cost-saving advantage.
As has been painfully and cataclysmically demonstrated in these past months, this inequality means the relationship between these two sectors changed; and, as a consequence, catastrophic imbalances resulted.
Initially, Sherburne was "most cataclysmically attracted to prehistoric Minoan wares from Crete, with their swelling bellies, small feet, beautifully curvaceous patterning and brushstrokes, the elegance of Song Dynasty pots, the colors and patterns of Persian pots, and the beautiful painting of Italian majolica".
Here, the feeling of deja vu that this scene invokes by way of the lighter encapsulates the accumulation of mnemonic reoccurrences that predate this moment as no longer merely coincidental but rather as cataclysmically incidental in revealing the veracity of Hyun-Bin as the reincarnated Tae-Hee.
This politics will be a politics of differences, but of de facto autocracies as well, of wars and the annihilation of all rights, and it will fall differentially on human groups, but cataclysmically, perhaps taking capitalism and all its subversive shadows with it, the shadows in which cultural criticism operates.
I guess it's because we're all so pre-occupied with names, scans, shovelling in folic acid, etc that we rarely dwell on just how cataclysmically our lives will change as soon as our lovely little dependents arrive.
These are reliable recipes for cataclysmically overcooked seafood.