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Downfall

Down´fall`   Pronunciation: doun´fạl`
n.1.A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour.
- Dryden.
2.A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin; as, the senator's unrestrained sexual escapades led to his downfall.
Noun1.downfall - failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
Synonyms: ruination, ruin
2.downfall - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
Synonyms: precipitation
3.downfall - a sudden decline in strength or number or importance; "the fall of the House of Hapsburg"
Synonyms: fall
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