Vocab-ability Prefix–269 (cata__ = against, down) – A More Powerful Vocabulary (earn UpVotes with “Vocab Practice” exercise)

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MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Typhoon is the usual catastrophe here in our country averaging to 20 typhoons a year, 5 of which are destructive.
  2. We need brave catalysts to solve the world's problem of poverty.
  3. I never expect a man catapulted right away when the bomb exploded.
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Good work!

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Thank you!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. The typhoon Katrina was a catastrophe that made many deaths and homelessness to people in Texas and Florida.

  2. He was the catalyst in making those plans for the project to work.

  3. He picked up the ball and catapulted it into the ground on the other side of the fence.

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Good work!

Hello Dear @majes.tytyty
I had not done my vocabulary practice for a while.
It's time to start again.

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. In the year 1997 in Venezuela the catastrophe of Vargas occurred, when there was a landslide in the hill "El Avila".

  2. Hunger and misery were the catalyst for the social explosion.

  3. "Child in Time" was the song that catapulted "Deep Purple" to stardom.

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Good work!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. catastrophe
    After the city was hit by the tsunami, there left a catastrophe behind.
  2. catalyst
    The protein was the catalyst that determined the chemical reaction.
  3. catapult
    When they catapulted the rock, they broke a window.
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Good work!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. The team's performance was a catastrophe.
  2. He was a catalyst for change.
  3. He catapulted himself off the fence as the dogs closed in on him.
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Good work!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. I believe any catastrophe can be properly managed with the aid of a functional early warning system.
  2. The disclosure of the CEO terminal illness was the catalyst for the downward spiral of the company's share price.
  3. The ailing spinster was able to catapult himself to the finish line, to everyone's amazement.
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Good work!

In some cases, the impending death of a CEO might be seen as a catalyst for greater growth and development of a company. (Yep, I'm not a fan of C-suiters.)

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Sure @majes.tytyty,
It all depends on how well s/he was performing prior to... hahaha!

Thanks!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE:

  1. Catastrophe:
    The real reason my vocab practice is late is because the the catastrophic events shaping our world nabbed me when I was asleep, took me to a place down under, and gave me all that I could eat and drink before letting me return home to do this assignment.

  2. Catalyst:
    If your sentence is true for this example, then that catalyst was not big enough to make people change their ways.

  3. Catapult:
    If you get a chance to watch "Marco Polo," a series put out by Net Flicks, you'll see at some point in the show a catapult that launches ... I won't spoil that for you.

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Good work!

And your excuse for not doing your homework is accepted!

I'm sick and tired of hearing excuses such as "I came down with a terminal disease" or "My dog ate my homework" or "My catapult malfunctioned, and sent my homework hurtling to a neighboring country."

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Geeze! Like those are even realistic?!

MY VOCAB PRACTICE

  1. Catastrophe
    The idea of we testing the race car before fully completing its build up turned out to be catastrophe.
  2. Catalyst
    Including Hector as part of our team, really turned out to be the catalyst we had needed all along to win the game.
  3. Catapult
    She catapulted to the national scene following her selection by the candidate.
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Good work!