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a complete failure

The meaning of the word fiasco is a complete failure.

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harpinga plucked stringed instrument consisting of a resonator, an arched or angled neck that may be supported by a post, and strings of graded length that are perpendicular to the soundboard
interiman intervening time : interval
museto become absorbed in thought
standstilla state characterized by absence of motion or of progress : stop
inchoatebeing only partly in existence or operation : incipient
allegorythe expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions of truths or generalizations about human existence
manifoldmarked by diversity or variety
cornucopiaa curved, hollow goat's horn or similarly shaped receptacle (such as a horn-shaped basket) that is overflowing especially with fruit and vegetables (such as gourds, ears of corn, apples, and grapes) and that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance
gadflyany of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock