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    easily ...

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    1. During the fourth millennium BCE, south-eastern Europe shows signs of massive disruption.

    --- What does the word "disruption" here mean? What other words can I use instead of this one?

    2. People had to move to marginal locations, such as islands and caves and easily fortified hilltop sites such as Cernavoda 1 ...

    --- Does "easily" here mean that they could be quickly and without effort fortified or that they weren't fortified almost at all?

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    Re: easily ...

    The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.

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    Re: easily ...

    What about "conflict" instead of "disruption"?

    And how about "easily fortified"?

    thanks

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    Re: easily ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    1. During the fourth millennium BCE, south-eastern Europe shows signs of massive disruption.

    --- What does the word "disruption" here mean? What other words can I use instead of this one?
    You're talking about the period of Alexander the Great, so it probably means disruption by warfare and social change. But if you're writing it, you must understand what you mean.

    2. People had to move to marginal locations, such as islands and caves and easily fortified hilltop sites such as Cernavoda 1 ...

    --- Does "easily" here mean that they could be quickly and without effort fortified or that they weren't fortified almost at all?
    The former
    R.

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