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debacle

[dey-bah-kuhl, -bak-uhl, duh-] [deɪˈbɑkəl, -ˈbækəl, də-]
noun
  • a total, often ludicrous failure; a sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout
  • "Still full of shame ... over his willpower failing him at the crucial moment and nearly turning everything into a complete debacle..."