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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word 'downfall' suggests failure or loss and carries a negative emotional charge. SlideNeglecting his studies led to his downfall in the final exams.
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Personal ResponsibilityPlay
'Downfall' often implies a mistake or weakness within a person causing their own failure. SlideHis arrogance proved to be his downfall in the competition.
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Dramatic ChangePlay
'Downfall' indicates a significant and often sudden decrease in status or success. SlideThe scandal caused the politician's rapid downfall.