01. The car accident [disrupted] traffic for over an hour.
02. The meeting was [disrupted] by the noise being made by workers renovating a neighboring office.
03. Coming to class late is quite [disruptive] to the other students.
04. The weather has caused serious [disruptions] to the airline schedule.
05. The conference was [disrupted] when someone pulled the fire alarm.
06. Your son's bad behavior is very [disruptive] to the other children in the class.
07. The meeting was [disrupted] by a group of noisy protesters.
08. A child who is not properly disciplined at home tends to be quite [disruptive] at school.
09. Some crocodiles are becoming endangered as their habitat is destroyed, such as when nesting areas along the river are [disrupted] by boat traffic.
10. Radio and television reception is [disrupted] during increased sunspot activity.
11. Bus service was [disrupted] by a one-day strike by the drivers.
12. Research suggests that religion is sometimes socially [disruptive], as seen in the problems of Northern Ireland and elsewhere.
13. Our world is seriously endangered by enormous wealth inequalities and major [disruptions] of the global environment.
14. The world of the Mayan Indians was [disrupted] in 1522 when the Spanish invaded El Salvador.
15. Sandstorms in Egypt sometime [disrupt] flights at the international airport in Cairo.
16. Ecalating fighting along the Sierra Leonean and Liberian borders has caused serious [disruptions] to the economy of Guinea.
17. One's ability to perform complex tasks is often [disrupted] by a lack of sleep.
18. The human memory can be greatly [disrupted] in various ways by certain brain injuries.
19. Beethoven has been described as one of the great [disruptive] forces in the history of music.

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