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an event that is extremely rare and unexpected but has very significant consequences
British an event which is possible and known about, and potentially extremely significant, but considered to be unlikely to happen
an unusual or unexpected event
something that happens unexpectedly and makes you feel very surprised and upset
an event that causes you to feel very sad, disappointed, or shocked
a surprising and enjoyable experience that makes you realize something that you previously had not known
a situation that shocks you and makes you angry, especially one that you think someone in authority should change
a bad experience that makes you feel very upset, afraid, or shocked
something insulting that makes you shocked and angry
a shock that comes from learning that what you had believed or expected is not true
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to allow someone to do something, or to allow something to happen
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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