Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here is my WOW for this week:
Part Of Speech: adjective ; verb ; devastate; adverb: devastatingly; noun: devastation,devastator; adjective: devastative,
Meaning: extremely effective in a destructive way, causing severe shock, distress, or grief,
Synonyms: destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic,calamitous, cataclysmic
Word Origin: mid 17th century: from Latin devastat- ‘laid waste’, from the verb devastare, from de- ‘thoroughly’ + vastare ‘lay waste’.
Antonyms: blessed, fortunate
Use in sentence:
- His decision has been devastating to our department.
- When sea levels rise rapidly, as they have been doing, even a small increase can have devastating effects on coastal habitats.
- More than nine months after the country’s devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands.
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