Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun catastrophe. The sentences in this document are keyed to the definition of this noun as “a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin,” “a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth,” and “a violent usually destructive natural event (as a supernova).” Given the rapid pace of the long-forecast effects of global warming, this word will serve students well in understanding and describing the world in which they live.
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