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Failure

fail

noun

a mistake or a failure, especially of something that was expected to be good

fiasco

noun

a complete and embarrassing failure

debacle

noun

something that fails completely in an embarrassing way

error

noun

a failure in a computer process

failure

noun

a situation in which something such as a machine or an organ in your body stops working correctly

flop

noun

a complete failure

washout

noun

a failure

collapse

noun

a situation in which something fails or stops existing

breakdown

noun

a situation in which something has failed or is beginning to fail

malfunction

noun

a failure to work or operate correctly

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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