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crisis

cri·sis

crisis

 
 
pronunciation:
kraI sihs
part of speech: noun
inflections: crises
definition 1: the point or moment just before a very important change.
Having to choose between staying in town or moving across the country was a crisis for the whole family.
similar words:
climax, clutch, crunch, emergency, fix, hour, pickle, pinch, predicament, straits, zero
definition 2: a situation that is not stable or certain.
The murder of the president threw the country into a crisis.
 
similar words:
predicament