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dégringolade

[dey-gran-gaw-lad; English dey-grang-guh-lahd] /deɪ grɛ̃ gɔˈlad; English deɪˌgræŋ gəˈlɑd/
noun, plural dégringolades
[dey-gran-gaw-lad; English dey-grang-guh-lahdz] /deɪ grɛ̃ gɔˈlad; English deɪˌgræŋ gəˈlɑdz/ (Show IPA)
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French. a quick deterioration or breakdown, as of a situation or circumstance.
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