Nouns denoting natural events

wild card
an unpredictable factor
 
birth
the event of being born
 
impact
the striking of one body against another
 
hardship
something that causes or entails suffering
 
oink
the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
 
depredation
(usually plural) a destructive action
 
violent stream
a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)
 
ascension
(astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
 
debilitation
serious weakening and loss of energy
 
overture
something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
 
avalanche
a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
 
bonfire
a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration
 
swish
a brushing or rustling sound
 
blackout
the failure of electric power for a general region
 
photo opportunity
an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed
 
athletic competition
a contest between athletes
 
ordeal
a severe or trying experience
 
easing
a change for the better
 
slam
a forceful impact that makes a loud noise
 
affliction
a cause of great suffering and distress
 
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