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Havoc implies a very high level of damage or destruction, more than just trouble. SlideAfter the hurricane, the townspeople surveyed the havoc with disbelief.
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'Havoc' is often used to dramatize situations, especially in news reports or storytelling. SlideThe villain's entrance caused havoc among the unsuspecting crowd.
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Figurative UsePlay
Beyond physical damage, 'havoc' can describe severe emotional or societal disruption. SlideThe scandal wrought havoc on his reputation.