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peripeteia

  
, peripetia   , peripety  
      n   (esp. in drama) an abrupt turn of events or reversal of circumstances  
     (C16: from Greek, from peri- + piptein to fall (to change suddenly, literally: to fall around))  
  peripeteian, peripetian      adj  
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