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What does 'calamity' mean?



 
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What does 'calamity' mean? #1 (permalink) Tue May 25, 2010 12:59 pm   What does 'calamity' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #636 "Real Life: Natural Disasters (1)", question 8

A natural disaster is a sudden, environmental calamity that causes a great amount of damage, loss, ......... and hardship for those who are affected by it.

(a) serenity
(b) humor
(c) destruction
(d) comprehension

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #636 "Real Life: Natural Disasters (1)", answer 8

A natural disaster is a sudden, environmental calamity that causes a great amount of damage, loss, destruction and hardship for those who are affected by it.

Correct answer: (c) destruction
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could you help me explain the word 'calamity'?
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What does 'calamity' mean? #2 (permalink) Tue May 25, 2010 14:14 pm   What does 'calamity' mean?
 

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