Sabtu, 04 Juni 2016

LISTS OF WORDS RELATED TO FORTUNE

LISTS OF WORDS RELATED TO FORTUNE

  1. Accident : something bad which happens that is not expected or intended, and which often damages something or injures someone She was injured in a car/road accident.
  2. Blessing : something which is extremely lucky or makes you happy It was a blessing that no one was killed in the accident.
  3. Bonanza : a situation from which large profits are made The rise in house prices meant that those who were selling enjoyed a bonanza.  
  4. Break : an opportunity for improving a situation, especially one which happens unexpectedly Her big break came when she was offered a role in a Spielberg film.
  5. Calamity : a serious accident or bad event causing damage or suffering A series of calamities ruined them - floods, a failed harvest and the death of a son.
  6. Chance : the force that causes things to happen without any known cause or reason for doing so I got this job completely by chance.  
  7. Coincidence : chance or luck Just by coincidence, I met my old school-mate again fifty years later. 
  8. Curse a cause of trouble and unhappiness Noise is the curse of modern city life.
  9.  Disaster : great harm, damage or death, or serious difficulty An inquiry was ordered into the recent rail disaster (= a serious train accident)
  10. Fate : what happens to a particular person or thing, especially something final or negative, such as death or defeat We want to decide our own fate.
  11. Favor : when you favor someone by giving them an advantage, such as money or a good job Several politicians were accused of dispensing favors to people who voted for them.
  12. Fluke : something good that has happened that is the result of chance instead of skill or planning The first goal was just a fluke.
  13. Gamble : a risk that might result in loss of money or failure Her publishers knew they were taking a gamble when they agreed to publish such an unusual novel. 
  14. Godsend : something good which happens unexpectedly, especially at a time when it is needed The grant was a real godsend, especially considering the theatre was due to close next month.
  15. Miracle : an unusual and mysterious event that is thought to have been caused by a god, or any very surprising and unexpected event Looking at the state of his car, it's a miracle (that) he wasn't killed! 
  16. Misadventure : an accident or bad luck The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.  
  17. Misfortune : bad luck, or an unlucky event It's unfair to take advantage of other people's misfortunes.  
  18. Mishap : bad luck, or an unlucky event or accident The parade was very well organized and passed without mishap.  
  19. Obstacle : something that blocks you so that movement, going forward or action are prevented or made more difficult The biggest obstacle in our way was a tree trunk in the road.  
  20. Occasion : a particular time, especially when something happens or has happened We met on several occasions to discuss the issue. 
  21. Occurrence : something that happens Street-fights are an everyday occurrence in this area of the city.
  22. Opportunity : an occasion or situation which makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something An ankle injury meant she missed the opportunity to run in the qualifying heat. 
  23. Pot luck : anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned or prepared We had no idea which hotel would be best, so we just took pot luck with the first one on the list.
  24. Toss-up : If you describe a situation as a toss-up, you mean that either of two possibilities is equally likely It's toss-up between Angela and Moira for the editor's job.  
  25. Windfall : an amount of money that you win or receive from someone unexpectedly Investors each received a windfall of £3000

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