One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the bush fires were the latest in a growing list of catastrophes’
disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin, ruination, tragedy, blow, shock
adversity, blight, trouble, trial, tribulation, mishap, misfortune, mischance, misadventure, accident, failure, reverse, woe, affliction, distress
informal meltdown, whammy
British informal car crash
Scottish archaic mishanter
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