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noun 
  1. A precipitous decline in fortune; a rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.
Many economic and political reasons led to the of the Roman Empire.
  1. The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
It is the of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead. -- wikiquote:Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card
Etymology: From down + fall.


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