A sudden change of fortune or reversal of circumstances, as in a drama
implies vehement impulsiveness or extreme eagerness an impetuous suitor
implies an unexpected break coming without warning, often unceremoniously taken aback by his abrupt departure and it may suggest a curtness of speech an abrupt dismissal
adds the implication of rashness or lack of due deliberation a precipitate decision
implies extreme quickness or hastiness and, usually, unexpectedness a sudden outburst of temper
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