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Word of the Day – Oct. 2 – Peripeteia

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Noun: Peripeteia (per-uh-pi-TAHY-uh)

Definition: A sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, especially in a literary work.

Example sentence: The novel had an interesting peripeteia when the heroine, engaged to a very wealthy man with her sights set on living the life of luxury, decided to marry a missionary and spend her life teaching English in a poor village in the African Congo.

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