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synonyms for peripeteia

  • climax
  • critical point
  • crux
  • culmination
  • juncture
  • twist
  • axis
  • change
  • climacteric
  • contingency
  • crisis
  • critical mass
  • critical moment
  • critical period
  • crossing
  • crossroads
  • crucial moment
  • crucial occurrence
  • crucial period
  • crunch
  • cusp
  • decisive moment
  • defining moment
  • development
  • emergency
  • exigency
  • high noon
  • hinge
  • kairotic moment
  • moment of truth
  • nexus
  • pass
  • peak
  • pinch
  • pivot
  • pivotal moment
  • point of no return
  • race against time
  • rising action
  • shift
  • strait
  • transition
  • turn of the tide
  • when push comes to shove
  • zero hour
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