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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdebaclede‧ba‧cle, débâcle /deɪˈbɑːkəl, dɪ-/ noun [countable]  FAILan event or situation that is a complete failure the debacle of the 1994 elections
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debacleBut remember what happened in the 1994 bond debacle.A political debacle laid the groundwork for progress.The debacle began shortly after we arrived for dinner one night.The glum symptoms range from junk-bond distress to the destruction of wealth caused by falling property values and the thrifts debacle.
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