Word of the Day - Hamartia


Hamartia – a tragic flaw, from Greek Tragedy

Use hamartia in a sentence:

Despite having everything going for him – qualities such as good looks, youthful exuberance and a bright, sunny disposition and a resume that included captain of the glee team, captain of the cheerleading squad and head of the theatrical club – when Skip stood up to shake the interviewer’s hand he was undone once again by his longtime predilection for exhibitionism, his personal hamartia, when at last he gave into his baser impulses and opened his raincoat to proudly display his collection of rare shrunken heads from Indonesia.


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