Today's Word of the Day means...
crisis cri·sis (krī'sĭs)
n. pl. cri·ses (-sēz)
A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
An emotionally stressful event or a traumatic change in one's life.
(Greek: "ladder"), in dramatic and nondramatic fiction, the point at which the highest level of interest and emotional response is achieved.