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Extreme impactPlay
Use 'wreak' to describe the disastrous effects of something with extensive negative impact. SlideThe corrupt politician wreaked chaos throughout the administration.
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Force of naturePlay
'Wreak' is often used with natural disasters to emphasize their power and resultant damage. SlideThe hurricane is expected to wreak devastation across the coast.
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Not for accidentsPlay
'Wreak' implies intention or inevitability, not accidental occurrences. SlideThe invasive species wreaked ecological imbalance in the new environment.