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Word of the Day–04/25/2011

Posted by ccasc on April 25, 2011

Denouement

[dey-noo-mahn] (n.) the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.

* From the French dénouer, meaning “untie.”
 
“But this invites the occult mind, Cancels our physics with a sneer, And spatters all we knew of denouement, Across the expedient and wicked stones.”

~Karl Shapiro

 

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