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{adj: black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful} (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
"the stock market crashed on Black Friday"
"a calamitous defeat"
"the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"
"such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
"it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
"a fateful error"

{n: MacArthur, Douglas MacArthur} United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)

{n: amphibious landing} a military action of coordinated land and sea and air forces organized for an invasion
"MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines"

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