Wednesday, December 31, 2014

anteclimax/anticlimax: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

When an exciting build-up leads to a disappointing end, the result is an anticlimax—the opposite of a climax. The prefix “anti-” is used to indicate opposition whereas the prefix “ante-” is used to indicate that something precedes something else; so be careful not to misspell this word “anteclimax.”

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