Nouns denoting natural events

flashback
an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
 
creep
a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
 
depredation
(usually plural) a destructive action
 
seek
the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
 
tea party
a party at which tea is served
 
skunk
a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
 
lightning
the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
 
infection
an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
 
forest fire
an uncontrolled fire in a wooded area
 
cliffhanger
a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end
 
wallow
an indolent or clumsy rolling about
 
population shift
a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
 
inflation
(cosmology) a brief exponential expansion of the universe (faster than the speed of light) postulated to have occurred shortly after the big bang
 
hammer throw
an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
 
spray
a jet of vapor
 
ground loop
a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground
 
onrush
a forceful forward rush or flow
 
milestone
a significant event in your life (or in a project)
 
severance
a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
 
tide
the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
 
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