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Surprises and shocking events

black swan

noun

an event that is extremely rare and unexpected but has very significant consequences

grey swan

noun

an event which is possible and known about, and potentially extremely significant, but considered to be unlikely to happen

surprise

noun

an unusual or unexpected event

shock

noun

something that happens unexpectedly and makes you feel very surprised and upset

blow

noun

an event that causes you to feel very sad, disappointed, or shocked

revelation

noun

a surprising and enjoyable experience that makes you realize something that you previously had not known

scandal

noun

a situation that shocks you and makes you angry, especially one that you think someone in authority should change

trauma

noun

a bad experience that makes you feel very upset, afraid, or shocked

affront

noun

something insulting that makes you shocked and angry

a rude awakening

a shock that comes from learning that what you had believed or expected is not true

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